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Episode 87: Obesity and the Law

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Episode 87: Obesity and the Law
Inspired by Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and Michael Moss’s recent expose in the New York Times Magazine, we thought we’d use this week’s podcast to do a deep dive into the laws around nutrition, food labeling, and obesity. We wanted to learn what leverage the FDA actually has, if Mayor Bloomberg’s large soda ban changed…
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FYIs: Oscar Campaigning, Google Glass, and why Medical Bills are Killing Us

FYIs: Oscar Campaigning, Google Glass, and why Medical Bills are Killing Us

Today’s FYI list includes lots of visual and audio content. Browse through and see what caught our attention in this week’s news! In other news this week, the Oscar ballot officially closed on Tuesday, after endless months of campaigning and promotion to grab the attention of the 6,000 Academy voter members. So how exactly do filmmakers lobby Oscar voters, and does such campaigning carry any significant weight? This BBB piece focuses on just that.…
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Patent Trolling or Legitimate Issue? Yahoo’s Patent Lawsuit Against Facebook

Patent Trolling or Legitimate Issue? Yahoo’s Patent Lawsuit Against Facebook

Yahoo shook the tech world this week when it filed a 19 page patent lawsuit against Facebook. Some observers found the timing suspicious, with Facebook on the doorstep of its IPO offering, and the methods repetitive (after all, Yahoo sued Google over a patent dispute in 2004, forcing a settlement to the tune of 2.7…
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Episode 50: The Year in Law and Politics

Episode 50: The Year in Law and Politics

In this week’s podcast we look back at 2011. Join us as we survey the past twelve months of legal triumph, tragedy, farce (Kardashian, anyone?) and everything in between.  We’ll also make some spirited (and sure to be wrong!) prognostications about what 2012 will bring. So, what were the big stories this past year? Well, according to our…
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How the NBA Got its Deal and Ended the Basketball Lockout

How the NBA Got its Deal and Ended the Basketball Lockout

On Friday, while the majority of America was microwaving refrigerated turkey, the key players in the NBA’s labor battle sat down at a spare table and announced that yes, they had the framework of a deal in place. Commissioner David Stern cautioned that there are still “complex machinations” to take place, but with the sides…
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