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2018 Election

Congressional Candidate Junius Rodriguez w/ Thomas Clatterbuck

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In this episode of the Thomas Clatterbuck Show, we had congressional candidate Junius Rodriguez. Rodriguez is the Democratic challenger in the 18th Congressional District.

Rodriguez has held numerous town hall events this season. The feedback from these events drove much of our discussion. One of the major themes from these events was access to healthcare, especially in rural areas. In addition to costs, just keeping hospitals open in smaller communities is a serious concern. Rodriguez talked about how rollbacks in Medicare and Medicaid funding have restricted access to healthcare in the district.

Rodriguez is a college professor at Eureka College, and we spoke about the student loan crisis. He explained how easy access to loans from the government allowed colleges to expand “creature comforts” and other expenses. To help remedy the situation, he proposed various loan forgiveness programs based on public service.

Finally, we discussed the unpleasant issue of human trafficking. Rodriguez’s area of study is slavery, both historical and contemporary. He was able to explain the factors that drive trafficking, and some of what can be done to stop it.

We also touched on a number of other issues, including net neutrality, climate change, and tariffs. You can watch the full interview in the player.

To learn more about Junius Rodriguez, and the other candidates in the 18th, check out our Campaign Headquarters page.

You can see all the past episodes of the Thomas Clatterbuck Show on the Springfield Daily Radio page.

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LIVE | Springfield City Council meeting September 18th

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Follow along live with the Springfield City Council meeting. The mayor’s youth council is being presented to the city council.

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LIVE | Public Utilities Committee Meeting September 17th

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Follow along live with the CWLP Public Utilities Meeting. They will be discussing CWLP’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), as well as other business.

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