In Depth Show Blog - October 14, 2013

Monday - 10/14/2013, 5:07pm EDT

This is the In Depth show blog. Here you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

Today's guests:

Jared Serbu
DoD Reporter
Federal News Radio

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The government shutdown is throwing sand in the gears of the private economy. A new staff report from the Senate Commerce Committee highlights some of the ways that's happening. But the authors of the report also point to several ways in which federal furloughs are jeopardizing public safety. A breakdown from Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu.

Mike Causey
Senior Correspondent
Federal News Radio

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Some hard feelings over pay may be popping up across the government. Employees who are working wonder why their colleagues who are on furlough should get paid even though they're not working now. Federal News Radio Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says he's hearing about it a little bit, but so far, he's not sure how serious a problem it could be.

Philip G. Joyce
Professor of Management, Finance and Leadership
Maryland School of Public Policy

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Three weeks behind is where you'll start when the shutdown ends. That means your team will have to hit the ground running.

David Hawkings
Senior Editor
Roll Call

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Signs are pointing to a deal on the government shutdown, at least between the Senate and the White House. But the big wild card -- as always -- is the other side of Capitol Hill.


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