Bradley Manning Verdict; The Age of Adulthood; LEGO

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted on charges of aiding the enemy in the Wikileaks case, but convicted of other counts. Fred Kaplan of Slate and Arun Rath, who has been in the courtroom, talk about the verdict and the sentencing. Then: a look at a possible suspension for Alex Rodriguez. Plus: the future of Madison Square Garden; the business of LEGO; and a conversation about the age when people become responsible for their actions. Is 30 the new 20 when it comes to adulthood?

Bradley Manning Verdict

Bradley Manning was convicted of violating the Espionage Act, but found not guilty of "aiding the enemy" for supplying classified information to Wikileaks. Arun Rath, reporter for Frontline and PRI's The World and new host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered, and Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Simon & Schuster, 2013), discuss the verdict, and what it means for the military, transparency, and journalism.

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A-Rod, Suspended?

Gabe Feldman, associate professor of law and director of the Sports Law Program at Tulane University, discusses reports that Alex Rodriguez could face suspension for his alleged involvement with the performance-enhancing drug supplier Biogenesis International, and whether or not he'll fight it if suspended.

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MSG Eviction Notice?

The City Council renewed Madison Square Garden's lease for ten years, with no automatic renewal. Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter and the author of Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made (Dutton Adult, 2013), talks about the likelihood that the Garden will relocate to make room for a new Penn Station.

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Grand Bargain, Again

Is a new "grand bargain" in the works? Roben Farzad, contributing editor for Bloomberg Businessweek, discusses the proposal President Obama made to lower corporate tax rates in exchange for increased revenue, as part of his jobs creation efforts.

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Why LEGO Innovates Better Than Apple

David Robertson, Wharton Business School professor, former "LEGO Professor of Innovation and Technology Management" at IMD in Switzerland and the author of Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry (Crown Business, 2013), talks about the LEGO company and what it learned following its near-bankruptcy and its expansion into videogames, robotics, amusement parks and even fine art.

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Is 30 the New 21?

Traditionally, the five signs of adulthood are: finishing school, leaving home, becoming financially independent, marrying, and starting a family. How much has that changed? What are the new milestones? When does adulthood start, anyway?

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