In this installment – John discusses the depressing fact that we have the least productive congress since The Great Depression. But to counter that – he gives up some good news: a possible hostage exchange in the Israel – Hamas war; a short term funding bill is headed to Biden’s desk; and the chairman of the House Ethics Committee has filed a resolution to force a vote on expelling Rep. George Santos from congress. Then, he welcomes back Jessica Mason Pieklo who is a Senior Vice President and Executive Editor for Rewire News Group and she’s also the co-host of their signature podcast Boom! Lawyered. They talk about the Supreme Court: new possible gun legislation, a challenge to title 10 – minor’s access to contraception, and their new code of ethics. And finally, John chats with Simon Moya-Smith and Julie Francella for their Native Voices segment. They discuss the movie “Killers of the Flower Moon”; the case of an elder in Denver who had his long hair cut in a hospital without permission; and Native American GOP Sen. Markwayne Mullin challenging a Teamsters president during a Senate hearing. Mike in Michigan calls in about indigenous culture, Kathleen in Kansas calls in on understanding our origins, and David in Santa Fe calls in on his Lakota Tribe.