Divesting in university research gutting the US economy

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Since the Great Recession and the start of the Obama Administration, the federal government has been cutting back on basic research grants to public universities. In the Midwest, that's bad for the economy. Internationally, it's a decline of American leadership, especially compared to China. That's according to Jon Marcus, higher-education editor at the Hechinger Report. He's written about it recently in the Atlantic.

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Guest:
Jon Marcus - Hechinger Report - @JonMarcusBoston

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Sáša Woodruff, Devan Schwartz