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Weighing the Impact of the Supreme Court NCAA Decision
Angel Pérez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, talks about his essay in The Atlantic about the impact (and "perverse consequences") of the Supreme Court's decision in the NCAA case allowing broader incentives and some compensation opportunities for student athletes.
Brian Lehrer Weekend: The Case for The 4-Day Week; Why There's Fentanyl in NYC's Cocaine; Black Sabbath
Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them.
The Case for a 4-Day Week (First); Why Fentanyl is Showing up in More Street Drugs (Starts at 21:52); Iconic at 50: Black Sabbath's 'Master of Reality' (Starts at 41:22)
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Ask The Mayor: Vaccine Mandates, COVID Safety In Schools, Street Vendors And More
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes calls from listeners and discusses this week in NYC, including quarantine rules for school kids, the NYPD's enforcement against street vendors and whether workplaces should mandate vaccines.
Iconic at 50: Alice Coltrane's 'Journey in Satchidananda'
Andy Beta, music writer whose byline has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, NPR and more, discusses how Alice Coltrane's 1971 album "Journey in Satchidananda" was shaped by its time and has influenced music for generations to come.
Vaccine Requirements Take Hold in Europe and the U.S.
Reed Abelson, who covers the business of health care for The New York Times, and Roger Cohen, the Paris Bureau Chief of The New York Times, talk about how employers and institutions across the country and abroad are starting to require vaccination in order to work or participate in daily activities.
The Latest on Vaccine Boosters
Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA, CEO/President/Founder of Just Human Productions, a non-profit multimedia organization; host and producer of American Diagnosis, a podcast on health and social justice, and Epidemic, a podcast about the coronavirus pandemic; Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine & Infectious Diseases at NYU School of Medicine & Bellevue Hospital and who also served on the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board, discusses whether or not we will need vaccine booster shots in the near future.
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