Insight: Capitol Chat / Eminent Domain / March Madness Brackets / Sound Advice

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Today, Capitol Chat with Katie Orr. A McGeorge law professor explains how governments use eminent domain. A conversation on March Madness bracket pools. And Blue Dog Jam Host Nick Brunner brings live, studio recordings for this week’s Sound Advice.



Capitol Chat Capital Public Radio’s State Government Reporter Katie Orr explains why State Senator Leland Yee was arrested on public corruption charges Wednesday.

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Eminent Domain Earlier this week, we talked about a judge’s ruling that cleared much of the road for redevelopment of the downtown plaza and for construction of a new arena. That ruling involved the concept of eminent domain, which allows governments to take over private property for a public purpose, like eliminating slums or building a road or constructing an arena. We’ll explore the idea of eminent domain, where it came from, how it’s used, what the controversies are and how it works with John Sims, a McGeorge law professor and co-founder of the Journal of National Security Law & Policy.

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March Madness Brackets Whether you’re a college basketball fan, a casual observer or someone who can’t stand sports, March Madness will continue to invade your workplace for a couple more weeks. As the basketball tournament heads into the Sweet Sixteen this week we’ve decided to take a moment to look at whether the bracket pools that come with March Madness are a workplace distraction or a team builder. Capital Public Radio’s Regional Reporter Bob Moffitt is a longtime bracket-pool manager who announces sporting events in his off-time. He joins us to talk more about workplace bracket pools.

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Sound Advice In this week’s Sound Advice, Blue Dog Jam host Nick Brunner joins us with some tracks recorded live in the Capital Public Radio Studios. We’ll hear from music from Shelby Earl, Tom Brosseau and Andrew St. James.