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Friday, March 16, 2012

New York Times Op-Ed columnist and WNYC contributor Joe Nocera has a plan to fix college sports. Hear about his NCAA reform proposals, plus he’ll weigh in on the debate over the culture on Wall Street. And: Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders passed a five point policy agenda including pension reform and new district lines; a look at Puerto Rican politics ahead of Sunday’s primary there; and a new book about the myths of the mother-son relationship.

Joe Nocera on the NCAA, Fracking and Wall Street

Joe Nocera, op-ed columnist for The New York Times and WNYC contributor, discusses his proposal to fix college sports. Plus, continued conversations on fracking and the culture of Wall Street. 

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A Little Ugly in Albany

Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio and Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief of The Daily News, wrap up the flurry of legislation in Albany. 

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SXSW Recap

Matt Buchanan, editor at FWD, Buzzfeed's technology channel, discusses what happened at this year's South by Southwest Tech conference.

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Open Phones: Your Political Apostasies

What is the issue on which you disagree with the political tribe you usually agree with? Give us a call 212-433-9692 or post here!

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The GOP Primary in Puerto Rico

Angelo Falcón, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, discusses how Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have been campaigning for Puerto Rican votes ahead of the GOP primary on Sunday. 23 delegates are at stake.

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Mothers and Sons

Kate Stone Lombardi, contributor to The New York Times and author of The Mama's Boy Myth: Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger, questions the prevailing wisdom about the bond between mothers and sons.

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Dharun Ravi Verdict Update

As the Dharun Ravi trial reaches its conclusion, Brigid Bergin discusses the recent news of Ravi's conviction.

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