530: Mind Your Own Business

530: Mind Your Own Business

Jul 18, 2014
Stories of meddling, snooping, and just getting way, way up in other people's business. A cellphone hidden in a bag of chips starts a messy turf war between the FBI and a local sheriff; and a surprising handbook lets us peek into the secret world of professional cheerleading. Plus: Studs Terkel.
  • Ira plays excerpts from a 1966 episode of Studs Terkel's WFMT radio show, with guest Mike Royko talking about a scandal. PoliticsRadio

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  • Earlier this year, a cheerleader named Lacy T filed a lawsuit against the Oakland Raiders for failing to pay her minimum wage. NFL cheerleaders did the same right after... cheerleaders generally make about $1,500 for the entire season. What’s interesting is that the way they're trying to win is to argue that the teams exert so much control over their lives - they are so up in they business - that the cheerleaders deserve to be considered employees. Chana Joffe-Walt reports, and interviews producer - and former Lakers Girl - Robyn Semien (18 minutes)Sports

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  • There’s been a big, messy, fascinating story unfolding in Los Angeles for awhile… involving two big law enforcement agencies: the LA county sheriff’s department, which is huge, and the FBI. A secret investigation got exposed. There were accusations and counter-accusations, and clandestine recordings, and by the end, a bunch of people’s careers were over. Nancy Updike talks to Robert Faturechi, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, about the story. (24 minutes) CrimePolice

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