June 2 - FIFA's Godfather Steps Down; Senator Warren's Stinging Rebuke of the SEC Chair; The Human Side of the Current Greek Tragedy

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We begin with today's sudden resignation of Sepp Blatter, the head of the world soccer governing body FIFA, who was just reelected on Friday for a fifth term to preside over the corruption-riddled organization. Robert Boland, a Professor of Sports Management at New York University and Co-Professor of the Sports Law Course at NYU Law School, joins us. We discuss how the U.S. and Swiss investigations are pointing to a close connection between sponsor and broadcast dollars and bribes, and whether big corporations like McDonald's, Budweiser, Nike, Adidas and Coca Cola etc., could be held culpable along with broadcasters like ABC.

 

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Then we speak with Lisa Gilbert, the Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division and a contributor to the National Journal’s “Expert Blog” on lobbying and ethics. She joins us to examine the stinging rebuke of SEC Chair Mary Jo White from Senator Elizabeth Warren in a 13 page letter that essentially calls the head of the Wall Street watchdog agency a liar who has been back-peddling the Dodd Frank reforms slowing down rules to compare CEO pay with median workers while frequently recusing herself because of her prior work at a Wall Street law firm and her husband’s current work at another.

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Then finally we speak with James Angelos, a freelance journalist and former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times about his new book “The Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins”. With the ECB and the IMF in emergency meetings as doubts persist on whether Greece will make its June 5 payment to the IMF, we will explore the political as well as the human side of the current Greek tragedy.

 

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