Coverage of sequester stories and sequester jokes is shifting to wacky European antics and the annual springtime North Korean crisis, but the problems posed by the government policy are still relevant.
WPRB’s own John Weingart wrote a fabulous piece for the NJ Spolight on the sequester about a month ago. Using his radio show as an analogy, he explained why the sequester is so frustratingly, mind-boggling problematic… and designed to be that way.
If you want more on the effects of the sequestration process, there’s been some good radio reporting and summarizing that you can access online:
NPR has a sequester series. Instead of looking at theoretical outcomes, they try to find more concrete examples of the sequester’s effects.
Decode DC, Andrea Seabrook’s podcast, did a nice job summarizing the situation that led up to the sequester in the first place.
And if you’re in the mood to go deeper, ProPublica has got lots of relevant links gathered all in one place.
Check out John Weingart’s show Music You Can’t Hear on the Radio, Sunday 7-10PM!