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Sochi Update; Puerto Rican Day Parade Probe; The Act of Killing; Valentine’s Day Advice

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Han-Bin Lee of South Korea, Dequan Chen of China and Michael Gilday of Canada compete in Short Track Speed Skating on day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. (Streeter Lecka/Getty)

Today's show is guest-hosted by Jami Floyd. Find out more about Jami here.

The Olympics have been underway for about a week. Slate’s Josh Levin updates us on the latest news out of Sochi. Then: an investigation into the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Plus: Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of “The Act of Killing,” talks about his Oscar-nominated documentary about human rights abuses in Indonesia in the ‘60s and psychologist, relationship expert and author Ty Tashiro gives practical advice for Valentine's Day.

A Mid-Sochi Update

Josh Levin, executive editor at Slate and the host of Slate's sports podcast, "Hang Up and Listen", discusses the latest news out of Sochi, from the warm weather to NBC's coverage of the Games, to the political climate in Russia.

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AG Probes Puerto Rican Day Parade

Angelo Falcón, president and founder of the National Institute for Latino Policy, talks about the Attorney General's investigation into the Puerto Rican Day Parade, and what it could mean for the celebration in June.

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Governor Cuomo on Medicaid, Snow, and "Two States" Pre-K Funding

The Obama administration has granted an $8 billion waiver to New York State allowing it adjust spending and possibly preserve some hospitals in New York City and beyond. Governor Andrew Cuomo discusses the spending plans, as well as the heavy snow, his plans for universal pre-K funding, and more.

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Behind the Oscar Docs: The Act of Killing

This week we kicked off our annual series on Oscar nominated documentaries. We'll speak with the filmmakers behind all five films over the coming days: Cutie and the Boxer (Tuesday); The Square (Wednesday); 20 Feet from Stardom (Thursday); The Act of Killing (Friday); Dirty Wars (Monday).

Joshua Oppenheimer, director of the Oscar-nominated feature documentary "The Act of Killing", talks about his film about coming to terms with human rights abuses -- by the perpetrators. The film looks at the repercussions of death squads mobilized against "communists" in northern Indonesia in the 1960's.

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Getting Into College: FAFSA

With college application deadlines behind us, families now need to turn to the financial aid process. Jacques Steinberg, senior vice president of Say Yes to Education, a national non-profit organization, and author of The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College (Penguin, 2003). Steinberg explains what you need to know about FAFSA and takes your questions.

 

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Valentine's Day: What Really Matters When Looking for Love

Ty Tashiro, psychologist and relationship expert for the Discovery Network’s Fit and Health Channel and the author of The Science of Happily Ever After: What Really Matters in the Quest for Enduring Love (Harlequin, 2014), offers practical advice for the lovelorn.

 

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