March Madness, Casinos in Boston, and the history of April Fools' Day.

BPR: Politics, March Madness, Casinos In Boston, And The History of April 1

April 1, 2013
  • Jennifer Nassour and Michael Goldman talked about the latest political news to start the show.
  • Do you think all NCAA athletes should be paid? Some of them? Sports economist David Berri weighed in.
  • Do you rely on doctor reviews to help decide what physician is right for you? Should online review sites like Yelp and Angie's List have doctor reviews in the first place? Dr. Michael Grodin — Professor of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights at the Boston University School — explores this tricky ethical dilemma.
  • The Rev. Eugene Rivers joined Jim and Margery for Open Mic. Rivers talked about being on the National Mall for the Supreme Court's gay marriage debate, as well as the passing of the mayoral torch in Boston.
  • UNH pollster Andy Smith — head of the UNH Survey Center — joined Jim and Margery to talk about fierce divisions in the electorate over a Suffolk Downs resort-style casino.
  • WGBH's Edgar B. Herwick III stopped down to studio 3 to talk about the latest research from the WGBH Curiosity Desk on the history of April Fools' Day.

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