First hour: Washington Post reporter Tom Hamburger on the intersection of money and politics
Second hour: Author Gilbert Metcalf on his book, "Paying for Pollution: Why a Carbon Tax is Good for America"
Tom Hamburger is an investigative reporter for the Washington Post whose work focuses on the intersection of money and politics. That beat led him to cover President Trump and Russia – but perhaps not in the way that most Americans understand. Hamburger has focused on stories like Trump Tower Moscow, and the possible financial entanglements between the Trump family and Russian interests. Hamburger will discuss his coverage, and the ongoing questions regarding the influence of money in politics.
Then in our second hour, a new book called “Paying for Pollution” makes the case for a carbon tax in America. Author Gilbert Metcalf is an internationally-recognized expert on climate policy and carbon taxes. He’s currently a professor of citizenship and public service and economics at Tufts University. Metcalf is in Rochester as a guest of the World Affairs Council to discuss climate change policy and the Green New Deal, but first, he joins us on Connections.