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Violinist Vanessa-Mae Banned From Skiing Over Fixed Olympic Qualifiers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Violinist Vanessa-Mae was banned from competitive skiing for four years on Tuesday for taking part in races that were fixed to allow her to qualify for the Sochi Olympics.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Family Meeting 2004: A Particularly Corrupt Year in New Jersey

Monday, October 20, 2014

Even for New Jersey, 2004 was a particularly corrupt year.  We reflect on how the scandals shaped the state of New Jersey politics.

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WNYC News

Queens Assemblyman Arrested

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

William Scarborough is accused of spending campaign funds on personal expenses.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Zephyr Teachout Takes on Corruption in Politics

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Zephyr Teachout looks at the history of bribery, lobbying, and corruption and argues that the Citizen’s United ruling is transforming American politics for the worse.

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PRI's The World

America is becoming an under-the-radar hub of sumo wrestling

Monday, September 22, 2014

Over the weekend, in Long Beach, Calif., a tournament featuring some larger-than-life competitors took place — the 14th annual US Sumo Open. Surprisingly, it's the biggest amateur sumo competition outside of Japan. So could sumo's time be arriving in the US?

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PRI's The World

Why one plane full of Pakistanis chased a famous politician off their flight

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"VIP culture" in Pakistan lets politicians miraculously bend the rules to their convenience, and Pakistanis are no strangers to it. But on a recent flight to Islamabad, things turned out a little differently for a lawmaker and a former minister who passengers believed caused a two-hour delay.

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BackStory

A Century Of Reform

Friday, August 08, 2014

With the American History Guys

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WNYC News

Cuomo Defends Using Campaign Funds to Cover Attorney Fees

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

WNYC

Governor says he could even use taxpayer funds to defend his office in Moreland probe.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fighting Corruption in India's Unruly Democracy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Exploring the battle between the deep-rooted system of graft and patronage and the forces demanding change.

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WNYC News

Another Albany Legislator Indicted

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

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Binghamton Sen. Thomas Libous, the No. 2 Republican, lied to the FBI during their pay-to-play investigation of his ties to a law firm and lobbyist, his indictment says. Twenty-six legislators have left office under a cloud since 1999.  

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WNYC News

Yiddish Recordings Could Halt State Senator's Corruption Trial

Friday, June 13, 2014

WNYC

Malcolm Smith is on trial for bribery, extortion and wire fraud charges, but a strange twist involving 300 Yiddish voice recordings and a limited time to translate them could lead this whole thing towards a mistrial.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Turkey in turmoil over Erdogan's Twitter ban

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Turkey in turmoil over Erdogan's Twitter ban

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WNYC News

If It's Bribery, This Must Be Hoboken

Thursday, February 06, 2014

WNYC

A 40-story apartment complex in exchange for Sandy aid? That's the way they roll in this New Jersey city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Context and a Movie: American Hustle

Monday, February 03, 2014

Kevin Riordan, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, talks about the real story of Camden Mayor Errichetti, who is the basis for one of the characters in the movie, American Hustle. Plus, Dana Stevens, Slate's film critic and co-host of Slate's Culture Gabfest, now airing on WNYC, offers a critic's take on the film.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are Political Favors Getting a Bad Name?

Friday, January 24, 2014

In New Jersey, Chris Christie and his staff face allegations that they punished their political opponents by causing traffic jams. In New York City, new City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is rewarding her allies with plum jobs. So what counts as effective carrot-and-stick politics, and what's crosses the line? Brigid Harrison, of Montclair State and David Plotz, editor of Slate, discuss.

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WNYC News

NJ Mayor Says Concerns On Political Pressure Were Longstanding

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer says an April 2013 letter to Gov. Chris Christie is evidence she long had concerns about political pressure to move forward with a re-development project in exchange for Sandy aid.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

The turmoil in Turkey

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The turmoil in Turkey

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The Brian Lehrer Show

DA Rice on the Moreland Corruption Findings

Friday, December 06, 2013

Kathleen Rice, Nassau County District Attorney and co-chair of the Moreland Commission, discusses the commission's report and anti-corruption efforts in New York State.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bratton’s Record; Moreland Commission; Dinkins on Mandela

Friday, December 06, 2013

We remember Nelson Mandela with former Mayor David Dinkins. has been named as the next NYPD commissioner. Hear about his record, from Boston to Los Angeles and yes, New York city. Plus: Nassau County DA Kathleen Rice is co-chair of the Moreland Commission and talks about the efforts to address government corruption; how to make good decisions; and a spotlight on the success of Children’s Village, a group that helps vulnerable children.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Is the Moreland Commission Going to Really End Corruption?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, discusses the recommendations of the Moreland Commission to combat public corruption in Albany. 

Then Richard Brodsky, senior fellow at Demos and former New York State assemblyman (D-Westchester), discusses political corruption in Albany.

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