Shep Knacker is a man struggling to pay for his wife’s costly cancer treatments. He’s not a real person — but his story is one many Americans will recognize. We talk with novelist Lionel Shriver, who uses Shep’s story to explore some uncomfortable areas of morality, humanity, government responsibilities, and cost-benefits analysis that are all prevalent in the American healthcare debate.

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Friday, Mar 16 2018Maryland Senator Ben Cardin joins us to talk about the youth movement against gun violence, Russian sanctions, and more. D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh shares her thoughts on relief for high water bills and news that D.C. Public Schools is taking over an all girls charter school.