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Rutgers Update; Support for Sick Friends; Hillary Last Week

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Rutgers officials have announced that the school will be reviewing tapes of team practice sessions looking for other incidents of coaching abuse. Hear about the latest developments in the athletics scandal. Plus: reading into Hillary Clinton’s speeches looking for 2016; Reverend Erick Salgado on his bid to be the Democratic candidate for mayor; Letty Cottin Pogrebin talks about her new book about how to be a good friend to a friend who is ill, and what her experience with breast cancer taught her; and a new study on the evolution of the Philadelphia accent.

Controversy and the Future of Rutgers

At a contentious town hall forum yesterday, Rutgers President Robert Barchi took questions about the lingering controversy over abuses by basketball coach Mike Rice, and his plans to merge the school with other New Jersey campuses. Governor Christie defended Barchi's response to the Rice scandal. Karen Cerulo, professor of sociology at Rutgers University and Terri Langford, investigative reporter at New Jersey Public Radio, discuss where faculty and students think the university should go next.

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Erick Salgado: Candidate for Mayor

Erick Salgado, reverend who established Bensonhurst's first Hispanic church, founder of a radio ministry known as “Radio Cantico” Nuevo Inc., (New Song Radio), and now candidate for the Democratic nomination for mayor, discusses his work and his candidacy.

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That Changing Philly Accent

Do people make fun of you for how you say "water"? You may be from Philly! William Labov, professor of linguistics at University of Pennsylvania, and Josef Fruehwald, PhD candidate, discuss the study they co-authored on how Philadelphians' speech patterns and accents have changed over the past century, titled One Hundred Years of Sound Change in Philadelphia: Linear Incrementation, Reversal, and Reanalysis

 

Years of Sound Change in Philadelphia: Linear Incrementation, Reversal, and 
Reanalysis

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How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick

This conversation was live when it aired on April 9, 2013. The original audio is posted here, although an edited version was included in a best-of Brian Lehrer Show episode on December 26, 2013.

Coming out of her experience with breast cancer, journalist and author, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, talks about, How to Be a Friend to a Friend Who's Sick.

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Is Hillary Back?

Last week, Hillary Clinton made two big speeches and announced a book deal. Rebecca Traister, journalist and the author of Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, discusses what Clinton's message says about a possible 2016 run, and whether it's too early to look for clues.

 

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Open Phones: Did You Spend Your Refund?

. . . before you got it? Did you save any of it? As this Time Magazine column points out, "mental accounting" may explain why we spend small windfalls many times over, but are able to save large ones. What about you?  

 

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