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Internet Sales Tax, Jan Merlin And A Music Recommendation

Paying Internet Sales Tax

The Senate voted on Monday on a bill that would end tax-free Internet shopping. Slate’s Matthew Yglesias joins us with a look at the Marketplace Fairness Act and who’s behind the push to collect taxes on your online purchases.

A Conversation With Early Television Actor Jan Merlin

Jan Merlin starred in early television shows like Tom Corbett, Space Cadet and The Rough Riders. He went on to be an Emmy-winning script writer. He grew to love the escape that theater and film could provide after a profound World War II experience.

New Music Recommendation

Are you stuck in a music listening rut? We are surrounded by new music and innovative artists. Music blogger Liz Riley Tollefson recommendsDrai Zich by The Heligoats, Rotting On The Vine by The Purrs, Inside An Aquarium by BOAT and Buzz, Buzz, Buzz by Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers.

The Weather And Hike Of The Week

It has been hot outside. Michael Fagin suggests a hike that matches this week’s weather forecast.