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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

After GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum called President Obama a “snob” for wanting every American to go to college, we check in on what a college education means today. Jennifer Cohen of the New America Foundation’s Higher Ed Program explains. Plus: election returns from the Arizona and Michigan contests with It’s A Free Country politics reporter Anna Sale. Then, Dr. David Agus on “The End of Illness”; Jonathan Lippman, chief judge of the State of New York; and Delilah DiCrescenzo, who competes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, on her Olympic hopes.

Leap Day Politics

Anna Sale, It's A Free Country politics reporter, and John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine and author of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, look at the Michigan and Arizona primary results.  

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State of New York Courts

Jonathan Lippman, chief judge of the state of New York, talks about his plans for a separate youth court and to settle foreclosure cases.

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Who Needs College?

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Rick Santorum says that wanting every American to go to college makes President Obama a "snob." Jennifer Cohen, senior policy analyst at the New America Foundation's Education Policy Program, discussed what a college education means today.

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The End of Illness

Dr. David Agus, professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, talks about his book,The End of Illness  (Free Press, 2012), in which he argues for a systemic view of our bodies in order to avoid all illness - including cancer.

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Olympic Hopefuls: Delilah DiCrescenzo

Delilah DiCrescenzo discusses competing to make the U.S. Olympic team for the women's 3000 meters steeplechase.

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