AmericasDemocrats.org – April 17th

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Michigan State Representative Jim Ananich

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State Representative Jim Ananich is serving his first term representing residents of the 49th House District, which includes Flint, Swartz Creek, Clayton and the townships of Flint and Gaines.  State Representative Jim Ananich is a member of the Appropriations Committee and the lead Democrat on the subcommittees for Agriculture and the Department of Energy, Labor, and Economic Growth (DELEG).   A former teacher, Ananich also serves on the subcommittee overseeing the School Aid Fund.  He  explains how Michigan state unemployment insurance was recently cut from 26 weeks to 20 — and why he’s sponsoring legislation to restore the cut benefits.

Ambassador Marc Ginsberg

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Marc Ginsberg served as U.S. ambassador to Morocco, where he was knighted by the Moroccan monarch.  He is a Senior Vice President of APCO Worldwide and president of Layalina Television, a producer of Arab language television programming.  Here, Amb. Ginsberg on the Arab spring and what we need to know to understand it.

Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD)

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Bill Press talks with Congresswoman Donna Edwards about the recent budget deal, as well as the debt ceiling and Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget plan for 2012.