Friday, Oct. 3, 2003
Summary Judgment: Lost in Translation, Out of Time, School of Rock
Writer Mark Legan boils down the critical reviews for this week's new movies. (Listen to the segment.)
Explainer: CIA's Levels of "Clean" and Cover
Slate assistant editor Ed Finn explain the degrees of "cleanness" and levels of cover among clandestine workers. (Listen to the segment.)
Press Box: The Consequences of Leaking
NPR's Mike Pesca speaks with Jack Shafer of Slate about the mechanics and consequences of government officials leaking information to the media. (Listen to the segment.)
Dear Prudence: Sick of Talking About Infertility
Prudie—a.k.a. Slate affairs-of-the-heart maven Margo Howard—gives advice to a woman who's sick of talking about her fertility problems with friends and family. (Listen to the segment.)
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2003
Kausfiles: Huffington Pulls Out of Recall Race
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Slate blogger Mickey Kaus about Arianna Huffington pulling out of the California recall election and other recall news. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: Military Tours of Duty
Slate senior editor Andy Bowers compares the lengths of military tours of duty during previous U.S. conflicts and the current occupation of Iraq. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003
Jurisprudence: "Do Not Call" List
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick about the latest controversy surrounding the federal "Do Not Call" list designed to block telemarketing phone calls. Now the list, intended to take effect tomorrow, has itself been blocked by federal courts—but the FCC might ignore the rulings. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Sept. 29, 2003
Explainer: CIA Identity Leak Michael Kinsley: Independent Counsel Michael Kinsley: Tax Cuts and the Economy
The identity of a CIA operative was allegedly leaked by the Bush administration, and the Justice Department has begun an inquiry into the case. Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains the controversy and the people involved in the case. Listen to the segment.
NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley about whether an independent counsel could be appointed to look into the leak of the CIA operative's identity. The Independent Counsel Act, created to examine just this sort of case, expired in 1999. Listen to the segment.
Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley talks with Steve Forbes, publisher of Forbes magazine and former presidential candidate, about tax policy and whether tax cuts improve the country's economic health. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: CIA Identity Leak
Michael Kinsley: Independent Counsel
Michael Kinsley: Tax Cuts and the Economy