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The Nation Speaks (April 10): Time to Worry Yet About the Debt?; Critical Race Theory Creeps Into Classrooms; ‘Roe v. Wade’ the Movie

The spending spree continues in Washington, D.C., with each new spending bill over the last year costing in the trillions. When the government spends dollars that it doesn’t have, it adds to the ballooning national debt. But how many of us think about how the debt impacts our own lives? Our two guests do think about it and tell us why we should too.

Adam Andrzejewski is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit OpenTheBooks.com, which tracks spending at all levels of government. Andrzejewski helps shed light on whether that money is well-spent or not. Then Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget for three years in the Trump administration, explains how servicing a growing debt will affect Americans in the pocketbook down the road.

Next, we look at the increasing influence critical race theory has on what’s happening in classrooms at all levels of education. To help us understand how pervasive it is, we have Dr. Peter Wood, the president of the National Association of Scholars and author of a new book, “1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project,” and Dr. Lindsey Burke, director of the Center for Education Policy at the Heritage Foundation.

In 1973, the Supreme Court decided the landmark case Roe v. Wade that essentially legalized abortion in America. Most people know that much, but few know the intrigue-filled backstory. A new feature film, “Roe v. Wade,” seeks to fill that gap. We’re joined by Nick Loeb, the film’s star, director, writer, and producer.

And finally, we have America Q&A. This week, we ask people across the country how much effort they think the government should make to ensure each vote represents one citizen. And we ask how far back people can trace their family history.