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Once upon a time there were clear rules for the right things to do and the right things to say. These days, it's not so clear. This week: a woman meets a dashing man and follows all the rules of polite society, while he decides to break them. A Republican mingles with some friendly liberals ... and pays dearly. And what's the right thing to say on the public airwaves? The FCC is basing some recent decisions on two principles - that nasty words hurt kids, and that kids don't know the nasty words - neither of which turns out to be true. (Read the fascinating landmark FCC decision that's changing the rules, and the ACLU's Petition for Reconsideration.)

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Ira Glass