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Working without pay: Air traffic controllers amidst the government shutdown

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Travelers are permitted from entering a closed down terminal at the Miami International Airport on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Miami. The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job. (Brynn Anderson/AP Photo)

Travelers are permitted from entering a closed down terminal at the Miami International Airport on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Miami. The partial government shutdown is starting to strain the national aviation system, with unpaid security screeners staying home, air-traffic controllers suing the government and safety inspectors off the job. (Brynn Anderson/AP Photo)

Guest: Christopher Perks

As the longest partial government shutdown drags on, Marty speaks with CHRISTOPHER PERKS, President of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association Philadelphia local, about how the people in his profession are working without pay, and the personal and professional effects this is having on them.

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