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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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Episode 86: Immigration Reform with Maria Echaveste

Episode 86: Immigration Reform with Maria Echaveste

Following the news this week that a bipartisan group of eight senators unveiled an immigration reform blueprint that they hope the Senate will pass "in overwhelming and bipartisan fashion" by late spring or early summer, we wanted to get Maria Echaveste on the line to unpack the bill and the implications of this debate …
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Episode 85: All About The Inauguration

Episode 85: All About The Inauguration

President Obama was sworn in for the second time (or for the fourth time if you count the mistake in 2008 and the quiet ceremony on Sunday this year). Charley and I regroup to talk about the symbolism of the day, the hype, and the speech - what we made of it as a piece of oratory and oral history, what it says about the last four years and what it means for the next four…
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Episode 84: Aaron Swartz, Internet Freedom and Prosecutorial Power

Episode 84: Aaron Swartz, Internet Freedom and Prosecutorial Power

We’re back after a long sabbatical and ready to bring you a whole new year of stories, special guests and analysis. We start 2013 with the unfortunate story of Aaron Swartz, a talented 26 year old who took his own life last week. Aaron invented the RSS Web feed system when he was 14 years, he later co-founded Reddit.com and he actively campaigned for internet freedom and access to knowledge -- part of this fight took him to the battle against SOPA and PIPA last year…
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Episode 83: Everything You Want to Know about the Fiscal Cliff

Episode 83: Everything You Want to Know about the Fiscal Cliff

The election is already old news as we find ourselves staring down the barrel of another fiscal gun. Or, as it’s being called, the fiscal cliff. To help explain what the fiscal cliff is, why it’s so dangerous and how we can prevent the country from toppling over the edge into another recession, we’re joined by special guest Barry Eichengreen, economics and political science professor at the University of California, Berkeley…
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