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Using the shutdown as a teachable moment




The U.S. Capitol is shown at sunset October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is in its fifteenth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government and raising the nation's debt limit.
The U.S. Capitol is shown at sunset October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is in its fifteenth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government and raising the nation's debt limit.
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There are very few silver linings to what's been going on in DC of late, except perhaps if you are a teacher.

The past few weeks has been filled with teachable moments for professors of political science and economics across the country. Dr. Raphael Bostic is a professor at the Price School of Public Policy at USC. He joins the show to talk about how he's teaching the shutdown.