The US lost to Germany Thursday in World Cup soccer, but still advanced to the Group of 16. First game of the next round starts on Tuesday.

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BPR: Hobby Lobby Decision, Politics, World Cup, Lawmakers Who Think They're Poor

June 30, 2014
  • The Supreme Court cast its vote Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby in a case involving religious objection to company-subsidized birth control. Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman joined Jim and Margery to talk about the SCOTUS decision. Afterwards, Jim and Margery opened it up to listeners. (Starts at 1:00)
  • For the Monday politics segment, former State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien and former Romney advisor Charlie Chieppo — of Chieppo Strategies — talked about the race for Mass. governor, the casino ballot question, and whether they agreed with Monday's SCOTUS decisions. (Starts at 30:00)
  • Boston Globe sports writer Shira Springer talked about World Cup action in the "knockout round." Springer also talked about the prospect of a 2024 Boston Olympics. (Starts at 1:00:00)
  • Harvard professor Michael Norton talked about the disconnect between politicians' vast wealth and their perception of being poor. Recent examples include former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton saying her family was "dead broke" leaving the White House, and Vice President Joe Biden saying he was the poorest member of Congress. After Norton left, Jim and Margery asked listeners what they thought about our "poor me" politicians. Michael Norton is the author of Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending. (Starts at 1:20:55)

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