John discusses the United Auto Workers Strike and the ways both sides are approaching the issue. Then he talks with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner executive director/CEO of about maternity and paternity paid leave, policies on child tax credits to stabilize affordable child care, and the defunding of WIC and SNAP. Next, John welcomes back comedian Lee Papa AKA The Rude Pundit. They discuss current news including Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump’s troubles. Sean in California calls in to chime in. And Lee fumes over recent book bans in red states.Then winding it up, He plays a clip of Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the impending government shutdown – and Jessica in Maine calls in recounting a funny story John told many years ago.