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ScreenTime: House Of Cards

House of Cards is one of those shows that you can’t watch without discussing. It’s so dark, so addictive and so dramatic. Plus, the worldview it establishes ties into real world issues and dynamics in a way that makes you wonder, what if this is kind of maybe a little bit accurate?We invite a politician, a media critic and a Congressional reporter to give their reviews of House of Cards.

Guests:

  • Russ Simmons, resident movie critic
  • Juana Summers, congressional reporter, NPR (and Kansas City native)
  • Jeremy LaFaver, Missouri state representative, District 25

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