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Jul 8, 2013

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Guess who's back? New York ex-governor Eliot Spitzer -- and he wants to be NYC's comptroller. Meanwhile, in North Carolina people are gathering at the state's capitol to protest the legislature's cuts to the poor. But these "Moral Mondays" illustrate a deep schism in Christianity. And should student-athletes be paid for their services? It's a question posed in a lawsuit against the NCAA. Plus, a deadly oil train crash in Canada is putting a spotlight on crude, how the political situation in Egypt is impacting tourism, and why it's a good time to be a Brit.

Segments From this episode

Reuters ends early access to consumer data

Jul 8, 2013
The financial information conglomerate had previously let its highest-paying customers have the data two seconds early.

NCAA policy hits poor, minority neighborhoods hardest

Jul 8, 2013
An ongoing lawsuit between former and current collegiate athletes and the NCAA bring to light the inherent unfairness in the amateur system.

Cheerio! Why it's good to be British right now

Jul 8, 2013
With a British winner of the men's title at Wimbledon and a royal baby on the way, the mood of gloom in Britain is lifting.

In Egypt, political turmoil hits tourism business

Jul 8, 2013
Violent clashes between rival political factions, the army and police are scaring off tourists in a country where 10% of the economy is tourism-related.

More oil on the tracks: Trains transport a ton of crude

Jul 8, 2013
Trains increasingly carry crude from oil fields in the middle of the U.S. to refineries on the coasts.

Will New York voters forgive ex-governor Spitzer?

Jul 8, 2013
Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. Now he wants to be New York City comptroller, with ambitions to transform the unheralded post.
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City.
Andrew Burton/Getty Images

North Carolina arrests highlight religious debate on poverty

Jul 8, 2013
Supporters of social service cuts and "Moral Monday" protesters both cite the Bible to explain their views on helping the poor.
Scene from a Moral Mondays protest in North Carolina.
yashmori / Creative Commons

The battle over uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

Jul 8, 2013
As of 2012, new uranium mining claims are prohibited near the Grand Canyon. So mining companies are reopening old mines, and looking for other ways around the ban.

Guess who’s back? New York ex-governor Eliot Spitzer — and he wants to be NYC’s comptroller. Meanwhile, in North Carolina people are gathering at the state’s capitol to protest the legislature’s cuts to the poor. But these “Moral Mondays” illustrate a deep schism in Christianity. And should student-athletes be paid for their services? It’s a question posed in a lawsuit against the NCAA. Plus, a deadly oil train crash in Canada is putting a spotlight on crude, how the political situation in Egypt is impacting tourism, and why it’s a good time to be a Brit.

Music from the episode

Windows Broken Bells
Love Jones J Dilla