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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Coverage of the Supreme Court healthcare case continues with analysis and a recap of yesterday’s arguments and an update on today’s. Plus: Adam Nossiter, West Africa bureau chief for The New York Times on the coup in Mali and the peaceful transition of power in Senegal. Then, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on transparency when it comes to corporate political donations; and Alain de Botton, author of Religion for Atheists.

Critical Day in Supreme Court Health Care Hearings

Today is the day that the Supreme Court hears arguments about the "individual mandate."  Sara Rosenbaum, Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Policy at George Washington University, discusses what we learned yesterday and what's expected in today's hearings.

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News from West Africa: Mali and Senegal

Adam Nossiter, West Africa bureau chief for the New York Times, and Ofeibea Quist-Arcton, NPR West Africa correspondent, discuss the coup in Mali and the peaceful election and transition of power in Senegal.

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Shareholders, Corporate Political Donations, and Transparency

It's corporate shareholder meeting season, and many groups are calling for more transparency when it comes to corporate political donations.  Thomas DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, joins us to discuss the issue. Are you a shareholder? What do you want to know about a company's political spending? Let us know!

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Open Phones: Tim Tebow Believer

Do you have an opinion on Tim Tebow coming to New York that's based on religion rather than football? Jets Fans: Phones are open. Call 212-433-9692 or post your comment here!

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Non-Believer's Religion

Alain de Botton, writer, philosopher and author of Religion for Atheists: A Non-believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion, looks at what religion offers, even to the agnostic and atheist.

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Today's Supreme Court Healthcare Arguments Recap

Avik Roy, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, writes The Apothecary blog on healthcare policy for Forbes, and is live chatting at National Review Online on the Supreme Court healthcare case.  He brings us up to speed on today's arguments on the health insurance mandate being heard at the Supreme Court on the Affordable Healthcare Act case.

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Watch: Jonah Lehrer on Whether War is Inevitable

Jonah Lehrer, contributing editor at Wiredfrequent contributor to The New Yorker and Radiolab, and author of the new book, Imagine: How Creativity Work recently visited the WNYC studios. He answered the question at the center of our series End of War: Is War Inevitable?

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