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In a heavily hyped interview with Oprah Winfrey, it’s reported that disgraced former cycling champion Lance Armstrong has finally admitted to illegal doping.  Does this mean the Postal Service might get back the 30-million it paid to sponsor his team?  

Producers:
Anna Scott
Christian Bordal
Evan George

Making News San Francisco Financier Under Investigation in Lance Armstrong Scandal 13 MIN, 6 SEC

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Lance Armstrong is scheduled to air on Winfrey’s troubled TV network on Thursday. He’s the former cycling champion—7-time winner of the Tour de France—who lost all his medals after the US Anti-Doping Agency issued a 1000-page report that documented years of banned drug use. We won’t know just what he said until Thursday but, in the meantime, court documents reveal details about a federal fraud investigation.

Guests:
Lance Williams, Center for Investigative Reporting (@LanceWCIR)
Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School

Main Topic LA-Area School Districts Pitted Over Funding 12 MIN, 4 SEC

Has Governor Brown’s new formula for education funding created winners and losers among local school districts? Prop 30, in last year’s election, raised state taxes for education. Now Governor Brown wants to change the way money is allocated to local schools.

Guests:
Christina Hoag, Reporter covering urban education and social justice issues for the Associated Press (@ChristinaHoag)
Samantha Tran, Director of Education Policy for the advocacy group Children Now (@samdtran)
Jeff Frost, Lobbyist who represents several LA-area school districts, including Burbank, Pasadena, South Pasadena and La Canada

Main Topic Aaron Swartz and Internet Freedom 24 MIN, 58 SEC

At the age of 14, Aaron Swartz was considered an Internet prodigy who developed a code still used to deliver changing content to the worldwide web.  
He was accused of wire fraud and unlawfully obtaining information, facing federal charges and possible decades in prison.  Some supporters say his indictment could have helped cause his death.
Last week, he committed suicide at the age of 26. His suicide has cast new light on old laws regulating a changing technology.


Guests:
John Schwartz, Legal Reporter, New York Times
Ethan Solomon, Executive Editor at the MIT Tech newspaper (@esolomon)
Susan Crawford, Cardozo School of Law (@scrawford)
Orin Kerr, Professor of Law at the George Washington School of Law. Author of Computer Crime Law

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