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Monday, March 26, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court starts hearing arguments for and against part of President Obama’s healthcare reform law today. Yale Law School lecturer and former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, Linda Greenhouse, previews this landmark case. Plus: NYU nutrition expert Marion Nestle on why calories count; founder and CEO of C-Span, Brian Lamb; a conversation about the Arab uprisings with Middle East expert Marc Lynch; and the results of New York magazine’s best TV show bracket.

Supreme Court Hears Health Reform

Linda Greenhouse, former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, lecturer at Yale Law School, and whose most recent book is The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, previews the Supreme Court arguments for and against health insurance reform.

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The Final Chapter of the Sean Bell Shooting

Murray Weiss, DNAinfo columnist and criminal justice editor, discusses the final decision in the Sean Bell shooting and what it tells us about the NYPD's disciplinary process, as well as what the case means in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida.

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The Science of Calories

When it comes to weight loss, does it matter more what you eat, when you eat or how much you eat? Marion Nestle, professor in the department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health and of sociology at New York University tries to answer that question in her new book, Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics.

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Brian Lamb on C-SPAN's Past and Future

Having just announced he'll be stepping down, C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb discusses the network's role in our political conversation and media environment.

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The Unfinished Arab Revolutions

Marc Lynch, a.k.a. @AbuAardvark, professor and director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University, editor of the Middle East channel at Foreign Policy, and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, talks about his new book, The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East.

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Best TV Show Revealed

It's down to "The Sopranos" vs. "The Wire" in New York Magazine's critics' bracket and "Breaking Bad" vs. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" for the readers. New York's TV critic Matt Zoller Seitz talks us through the contest and reveals the winners.

Listeners: What's the best TV drama of the last 25 years? 

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