from Keeping Score:

Michael Jordan – the businessman

May 5, 2016

Michael Jordan’s longtime agent and friend David Falk discusses his superstar client’s success off the court. He also takes issue with the union that represents NBA players and what he calls the unscrupulous practices of some of his competitors. Plus, how much some British bookmakers lost on Leicester City’s English Premier League Championship and why the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are headed to the track – all in our 44th episode of our audio podcast Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

from Keeping Score:

The NFL Draft hits the Windy City

April 29, 2016

Chicago Sports Commission Executive Director Kara Bachman on what hosting the NFL Draft brings to the city. From the free media exposure to the tens of thousands of hotel rooms booked, she details how Chicago wins from holding the event now in its second straight year in the Windy City. Plus Wimbledon steps up drug testing and Tom Brady loses a round in court – all in this week’s episode of our sports business podcast Keeping Score with Rick Horrow.

from The Great Debate:

What makes Russian President Vladimir Putin so special?

April 29, 2016
An economy in deep trouble. A scandal involving billions in off-shore bank accounts and shell companies. Seemingly endless military entanglements. Sounds like a recipe to bring down any world leader. This week, War College looks at what makes Russian President Vladimir Putin the ultimate special case. PARTICIPANTS: Jason Fields, Mark Galeotti, Matthew Gault

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Reuters Investigates: Gaming the SAT

April 27, 2016

As the first international sitting of the redesigned SAT approaches, the new Reuters Investigates podcast explores why the College Board’s efforts to curb cheating on the standardized test remain in question.

from Keeping Score:

Going to the game? Don’t forget your apps

April 22, 2016

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YinzCam CEO Priya Narasimhan talks about how she developed mobile apps to keep fans connected to their favorite teams especially when they are inside the arena. She also discusses her other sports-related projects and her love of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Plus, my thoughts on the problems facing the upcoming Rio Olympics and the growing popularity of Stephen Curry’s shoe line in this episode of Keeping Score with Rick Horrow. Click above to listen to the podcast or click below to watch my interview with Priya Nrasimhan.

from The Great Debate:

Like video games? You may be playing with government propaganda.

April 21, 2016
PARTICIPANTS: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, George Weidman

Video games are an industry worth tens of billions of dollars. Games make more money than Hollywood and the music industry combined. Video games can be great fun and even great art, but they can also be great propaganda.

from Breakingviews:

Viewsroom: Coal bust, Bank earnings, Millennial media

April 15, 2016

Peabody Energy's bankruptcy gives Big Oil a glimpse into the future, while energy losses are just one issue U.S. lenders have to contend with. Plus: startup news outlets face age-old problems.

from Breakingviews:

The Exchange podcast: Lord Browne of L1 Energy

By Rob Cox
March 24, 2016

The former BP chief swings by Times Square to discuss his new book on how companies can radically engage with the wider world and become more inclusive to the benefit of owners. He also talks about the potential for M&A in the energy business, the oil market and Brexit.

Is this the sound of worship during Jesus’ time?

March 7, 2016

The sacred chants of the ancient Jewish temples in Jerusalem are a long-lost art. But some musicologists believe the 2,000-year-old notes can be reconstructed by drawing on traditional prayer songs heard in synagogues today, extrapolating from the sounds of biblical instruments like the harp and observing medieval church incantation that has common roots in the Holy Land.