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The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU and NPR: Debate Over The NFL’s Tax-Exempt Status

General view of Gillette Stadium during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass.  - (AP Photo/Stew Milne)


General view of Gillette Stadium during the first quarter of an NFL football game between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Foxborough, Mass.
(AP Photo/Stew Milne)

The NFL is considered a nonprofit organization and pays no federal income taxes. But recent controversies are prompting new questions about that exception. Diane and her guests review the debate over the NFL’s tax benefits.

Guests

Michelle Bernard, president, the Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy; author of “Moving America Toward Justice, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1963-2013.”

Senator Richard Blumenthal, US Senator, Connecticut (D); former state attorney general of Connecticut.

Cecilia Kang, technology reporter, The Washington Post.

Andrew Zimbalist, professor of economics at Smith College; author of the forthcoming book (Dec 2014), “Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and World Cup”, The Brookings Institution
Listen Here: http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2014-09-24/debate-over-nfl%E2%80%99s-tax-exempt-status
Air Date:  September 24, 2014 10:06 a.m.

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