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Thursday, April 10, 2014

The biggest election on earth is underway in India. We'll hear about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Then: U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara explains why he doesn't think the Moreland Commission on public corruption should have been disbanded, as well as possible charges against big banks. Plus: the long (really long) view of the Arab Spring; Al Sharpton's past with the FBI; and sifting through Medicare data.

Feds Won't Rule Out Cuomo-Moreland Probe

In the wake of the dissolution of the Moreland Commission, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, explains why he is criticizing NY Governor Cuomo and talks about what more could be accomplished to stem abuse and prosecute public corruption. Plus: his recent remarks on big banks and possible future charges against financial institutions.

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Politics in India's Really Really Big Election

Today is the third day of voting in the 2014 Indian elections. Marshall Bouton, interim director of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former special assistant to the US ambassador to India, discusses the big issues in the vote, who the candidates are, and what role religious affiliations are playing in the election.

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Sifting the Medicare Data

Thanks to a Wall Street Journal lawsuit, Medicare released details on how much individual doctors were reimbursed for the year 2012 in a searchable database.  Melinda Beck, health reporter for the Journal, talks about what we've learned so far from the Medicare data. What are consumers and doctors finding out about patient care and billing practices?  Call in and share your findings at 212-433-9692, that's 212-433-WNYC.

 

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The Second Arab Awakening

Marwan Muasher, former Jordanian ambassador to Israel and the United States, current vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and now author of The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism (Yale University Press, 2014), takes the long view of Middle Eastern politics, and discusses news of the day from peace talks in the region.

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Not a Rat, a Cat

Mark Riley, journalist and political analyst, discusses recent revelations that Rev. Al Sharpton cooperated with the FBI to get information from one of New York's most notorious mafia crime families in the 1980s.

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