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Episode 87: Obesity and the Law

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Turns out that burgers aren't the biggest issue
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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Does this bipartisan group bode well for the future of Washington politics?

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. Maria…
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President Obama was certainly delivering this speech for the annals, but what does it mean for the next four years?

Episode 85: All About The Inauguration

On the holiday by which we mark Reverend Martin Luther King’s birthday, 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,…
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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,…
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What exactly is the fiscal cliff? We talk to Professor Barry Eichenberg to explain what we're facing on January 1st 2013

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 delighted…
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