Punishing Penn State, Rewriting History? | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : The Kojo Nnamdi Show

Punishing Penn State, Rewriting History?

A month after former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty of child sexual assault, the National Collegiate Athletic Association has levied historic sanctions against the school’s football program: a four-year postseason ban, a reduction in scholarships and a $60 million fine. The NCAA also "vacated" all Penn State victories between 1998 and 2011, retroactively and posthumously stripping former head coach Joe Paterno of his title as the winningest coach in Division 1 football. We explore the punishment and ask whether it's appropriate to change the record books.

NPR

Comedian Andrea Martin: 'I Don't Think Age Has Anything To Do With It'

Now in her late 60s, Martin says she's still "excited and enthusiastic" about her work and doesn't have any intention of retiring. She published a memoir in September called Lady Parts.
NPR

Nutmeg Spice Has A Secret Story That Isn't So Nice

Nutmeg is a feel-good holiday spice. But it once caused serious bloodshed and may have even been a reason the Dutch were willing to part with Manhattan in the 1600s.
WAMU 88.5

Special Prosecutors Should Handle Civilian Shootings By Police, Holmes Norton Says

Norton says mayors and governors could stem anger over civilian shootings by police by appointing special prosecutors to handle them.
NPR

Facebook Finds That Not All Users Want To Review Their Year

The social media giant's "Year in Review" app has upset some who prefer to forget 2014's unpleasant memories.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.