It's Monday. That means our show is The Scramble, where we make a lot of decisions on a last minute basis. We asked our super guest, Marc Tracy of The New Republic, to pick three topics about which Colin would quickly get up to speed.
Those turn out to be the new progressive movement as embodied by Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio, the future of FOX News during what looks like a downturn in cable news, and the latter life of an NFL player who had one glorious moment in the sun.
That should set up our second guest, Steve Almond, to talk about his essay on why he won't watch the Super Bowl this year. As a longtime fan of football, he's reached a point where he no longer wants to feel complicit in exploiting players who risk life-altering injuries to provide entertainment for their fans.
And, lastly, Colleen Murphy, director and general counsel for Connecticut's Freedom of Information Commission. We'll discuss the recent vote of a special task force that will set-up a battle in the legislature over our FOI laws.
- Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic and the co-editor of Jewish Jocks
- Colleen Murphy is Executive Director and General Counsel for Connecticut’s Office of Government Accountability Freedom of Information Commission
- Steve Almond is a short story writer, essayist, and the author of 10 books, including the award-winning Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America and his most recent, God Bless America: Stories