Jessica sits down with a friend who works for the coast guard. He talks about life during the government shutdown and how missing a few paychecks affected him and his colleagues. Together they debate whether using federal workers as a bargaining chip paid off politically for the leadership or just damaged the country’s faith in it.
The government is shut down, so Kyler talks with a friend in the parks service about her experience being a furloughed federal worker. They explore how the shutdown is bigger than just the 800,000 not getting a paycheck. And if there are any signs the government will reopen soon.