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Friday, July 13, 2012

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Reports about Governor Romney’s offshore banking have made it a central campaign issue this week. Some argue that there are legitimate reasons to have Swiss accounts. Then, why Seventeen magazine has agreed to not alter images of models, and the push for Teen Vogue to be next. Plus: what an effective alternative to the Affordable Care Act would look like; and listeners ask and answer questions in our regular call-in feature: Advice Roulette.

Lessons from Penn State

Jonathan Mahler, contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and author of the Kindle Single Death Comes to Happy Valley, talks about the findings of the Penn State report issued yesterday, and what they may tell us about other top athletic departments.

 Read the Freeh Report in Full Below

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Following Up: Are Swiss Bank Accounts All That Bad?

On Tuesday, Vanity Fair's Nicholas Shaxson spoke about his investigation into Mitt Romney's offshore accounts. Matt Welch, editor in chief of Reason magazine, follows up on the revelations, and why he thinks Swiss bank accounts are just fine.

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The Body Peace Treaty

Dana Edell, executive director of SPARK, and Carina Cruz and Emma Stydahar, high school students and members of the SPARK movement, discuss their petition to encourage Teen Vogue to follow in Seventeen magazine's footsteps and issue a Body Peace Treaty.

→ Read the Letter from Seventeen's Editor in Chief Below

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Replacing Obamacare

James Capretta, visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, discusses the National Affairs article he co-authored with Robert Moffit of the Heritage Foundation, called "How to Replace Obamacare."

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Open Phones: Advice Roulette

Another installment of our regular feature: call in and ask a stranger for advice—as long as you give someone advice first. Give us a call at 212-433-9692!

Help answer two lingering questions for our callers:

+ How do you dispense of ivory that you feel guilty about owning?

+ What's a good family-friendly restaurant for an out-of-town visitor?

Post your thoughts below!

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Explainer: The Tour de France

The three-week, 1,714 mile Tour de France ends on July 22nd in Paris. If you're a little confused about the rules, strategy, and etiquette of this famous bike race, you're not alone. We asked Nick Legan, technical editor at VeloNews, to answer some of our and our listeners' basic questions about the Tour on the Brian Lehrer Show on 7/11. See his answers below.

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