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3:28 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

BPR: Lawrence City Hall's New Dress Code, John King, John Gruber, Expensive Weddings, Nancy Koehn

How casual does your office let you be? Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera has instituted a dress code for City Hall -- no bib overalls, no spandex, no jeans.
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BPR 3/11/14

  • CNN's John King joined Jim and Margery for his regular Tuesday segment. The three talked about CPAC and GOP presidential hopefuls like¬†Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz; they also discussed the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight 370. (Starts at 1:00)
  • Lawrence Mayor¬†Daniel Rivera has instituted a dress code for City Hall workers. No more jeans, spandex or bib overalls, among other things. Should more workplaces have dress codes? Have we gotten too lax these days? Jim and Margery opened the lines. (Starts at 26:06)
  • MIT economist Jonathan Gruber joined Jim and Margery to talk about the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and the much-maligned ObamaCare website. Gruber was one of the architects of the ACA, and also advised former Gov. Mitt Romney on RomneyCare in Massachusetts. (Starts at 51:05)
  • Retailer H&M is now selling a wedding dress for the low, low price of $99. Is it time to reevaluate what we're spending on weddings? With families and friends spread across the country should we scale back plans for the "dream wedding" and stick with a practical one? Jim and Margery opened the lines to listeners. (Starts at 1:11:08)
  • Nancy Koehn is a historian at the Harvard School of Business, and the author of "Ernest Shackleton Exploring Leadership." Koehn was Tuesday's Open Mic guest, and she talked about rejiggering the SAT test to reflect what students need to know in college, and in life. (Starts at 1:33:25)

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