Podcast 4

“1986 Sportsman of the Year: Joe Paterno,” by Rick Reilly

In 1986, Joe Paterno was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year, in spite of the fact that he hadn’t done anything more in 1986 than he had done for the previous 21 years as the head football coach at Penn State: winning games and inspiring players to excel on the field, in school and in life. In the cover story to Sport’s Illustrated‘s issue from December 22, 1986, Rick Reilly explained SI’s choice this way: “This is for the guy who keeps churning out good stuff, always kicks in when the birthday hat comes around and never punches out before seven.” Listen to the original story on this podcast.

Podcast 3

Steven Hill on Health Care Reform

In conjunction with his submitted op-ed piece, “Obama Needs to Channel His Inner LBJ” in issue 35, FLYP talked to New America Foundation’s Steven Hill about where the health care proposals stand now, and what’s standing in Obama’s way. Getting the Blue Dog Democrats back in line is the first step, and Hill offers up a strategy for making that happen.

Podcast 2

The (Im)Perfect Crime

Bernie Madoff’s guilty plea in what may be history’s largest swindle left countless questions unanswered. Now, with the fraudster in jail, FORTUNE, in its May 11 issue, begins to unlock the secrets of the $65 billion scam. Listen to the entire story as produced by FLYP.

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FLYPside: Homeland Insecurity

FLYPside is our regular commentary on the issues confronting the country. This week, we look at the escalating violence in Mexico, that increasingly is leaching over the border. It’s becoming our war, too—and there are a couple of things we need to do to help win it.

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