Current Event June 4, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided that states can decide for themselves whether or not to make sports betting legal. This means that many states will likely legalize gambling on athletic events soon. Some experts suggest that betting will help engage sports fans in games. Gambling will also make sports leagues much more money. However, others are worried that sports betting could lead to corruption, especially for amateur or student athletes. Listen to learn more about the Supreme Court’s ruling on this issue and what legalizing sports betting may mean for American athletics.
Current Event March 15, 2018
Money, secret deals, and big names in college basketball are involved in an ongoing federal investigation. Coaches, sneaker executives, and others are being investigated for bribery and fraud at the start of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament, or March Madness. Ten men were arrested on a variety of charges including taking bribes and using money to place players in certain colleges. This illegal activity has been going on for decades and there are questions about whether these investigations will change the culture of men’s college basketball. Listen to learn more about these corruption charges.
Current Event August 19, 2016
It costs nearly two cents for every penny produced by the U.S. Mint. The government is actually losing money when a new penny is made. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that the government is reviewing a proposal to stop making the penny. According to recent polls, most Americans are in favor of keeping the penny. Listen to the story to find out how United States currency could change in the future, and debate your opinion on whether or not we still need pennies.