SCOTUS Cases; State of Cancer Treatment; SAT Prep; Frugal Flying

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Monday, March 25, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court (Justin DC/flickr)

This week the Supreme Court docket includes challenges to the same-sex marriage cases of DOMA and Proposition 8. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman explains what the outcomes might mean for New Yorkers. Plus: John Katzman of the Princeton Review on acing the ACT and SAT; an update on the state of cancer treatment; and what data tells us about how to travel on the cheap.

Monday Morning Politics: Vote-O-Rama!

At 4:56am Saturday morning, Senate Democrats passed a budget for the first time in four years. Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington Post, discusses the dueling Republican and Democratic budget proposals, whether there were any surprises in the 500+ amendments proposed during the Senate negotiations, and other news of the week from Washington.

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Attorney General Schneiderman: SCOTUS, DOMA, VRA

This week, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two same-sex marriage cases. Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, gathered a 16-state coalition to urge the court to overturn DOMA. He talks about what’s at stake for New Yorkers in this case, as well as in the Voting Rights Act case argued earlier this month.

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ABCs of SAT and ACT

John Katzman, educational entrepreneur and founder of The Princeton Review, answers questions about standardized college admission exams and offers advice on preparing for the tests.  Katzman's new educational tech start-up is Noodle.

Do you have a question about preparing to take the SAT or ACT exams?  Call 212-433-WNYC.

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Is There a Cure for Cancer?

Bill Saporito, an assistant managing editor of TIME, talks about the magazine's recent cover story, "How to Cure Cancer," in which he looks at the latest developments in cancer research and shares his own story as a cancer survivor.

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Meet the Candidates: Jersey City Mayor's Race

Jerramiah Healy, Mayor of Jersey City, and Steven Fulop, Ward E Councilman, discuss their campaign for mayor of Jersey City.

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Spring Travel: Tips to Fly the Frugal Skies

The city with the highest 2012 increase in airfare? Lima, Peru. The cheapest month to fly domestic? September. Jessica Casano-Antonellis of explains what the travel site's analysis of their 2012 data reveals about how to be a frugal flier.


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