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Friday, June 29, 2012

The Supreme Court building. (Getty)

In his first radio interview since resigning amid scandal, former Congressman Anthony Weiner discusses the health care ruling in the Supreme Court yesterday. Plus: former President of the Republic of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, discusses his ouster and his pro-democracy and anti-climate change agenda; SCOTUSblog editor Amy Howe discusses her busy week and some of the other important opinions at the high court; how high-speed trading has changed Wall Street; and 52 weeks of worship.

Anthony Weiner on Health Reform

When he was in Congress, Anthony Weiner championed progressive health care reform. He reacts to the Supreme Court decision to uphold Obama's Affordable Care Act. This is his first radio interview since resigning office last year amid scandal.

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How States Are Handling The Health Care Ruling

Christine Vestal, health policy reporter for Stateline, a news service from the Pew Center on the States, discusses how states are reacting to the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, which upheld the law but allowed states to opt out of some elements.

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Former President Nasheed of the Maldives

Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, discusses his ouster from that office, his pro-democracy stance, and his environmental agenda. The new documentary "The Island President" profiles him and his country.

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SCOTUSblog is On It

Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog and a partner at Goldstein & Russell, a law firm specializing in Supreme Court litigation, discusses the Stolen Valor ruling—and SCOTUSblog's coverage of the Supreme Court this session.

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Trading Machines

Scott Patterson, staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and author of Dark Pools: High-Speed Traders, A.I. Bandits, and the Threat to the Global Financial System and New York Times bestseller The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It, explains how trading "bots" and artificially intelligent systems are running many of the world's markets, and the risks they pose to the financial sector.

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A Search for Spirituality

Ekpedeme "Pamay" M. Bassey, president of The Pamay Group, an e-learning company, chief experience officer of the 52 Weeks of Worship Project, and author of My 52 Weeks of Worship, talks about her new book and the spiritual journey that took her to 61 churches, temples, and other places of worship in six different countries.

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LA vs. New York Summers: Brian Takes on Patt Morrison

In the latest installment of their semi-regular bi-coastal smackdowns, Brian spoke with his LA counterpart Patt Morrison of KPCC about which city is best in the summer: LA or New York? Take a listen to the audio below, and visit Patt's page for lots of great comments. Be sure to go in and defend the Big Apple!

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