The Mark Reardon Show: Payday Loan Restrictions, Jeff City Student Returns Home, Presidential Picks, ClimateGate 2.0, Defense Cuts

Molly Fleming-Pierre with the Communities Creating Opportunity and Randy Scherr with the United Payday Lenders of Missouri tell us the pro’s and con’s on the battle looming over Missouri payday loan restrictions.

Derrik Sweeney of Jefferson City is back home after being arrested in Egypt and accused of throwing firebombs at security forces during an uprising last week. Derrik and his mother Joy join Mark to tell us their story.

Erick Erickson, editor of, talks about Barney Frank’s retirement and tells us why he thinks Mitt Romney is a terrible candidate for President.

Dr. Anthony Lupo chairs the department of soil, environmental and atmospheric science at the University of Missouri Columbia, joins Mark for a conversation on Climategate!

Brookings Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon on what cuts need to be made in the Defense Department.

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