Corporate America Infiltrates Democracy, And KC's Sci-Fi Superstars

Mar 3, 2017

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., says corporate political power is increasing in presence and anonymity.
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From his vantage point in the U.S. Senate, Sheldon Whitehouse is of the mind that the longstanding tradition of honor in American politics is disappearing. Today, he argues corporate infiltration into the political system is to blame. Then, we enter the world of science fiction with the Marvel writer who created a female Thor, and the special effects artist who left his mark in TV's Star Trek and Breaking Bad. They tell us why they left the coasts behind, and made Kansas City home instead.