Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 27.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 27.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Oct. 27.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Oct. 31 2003 3:13 PM

Slate on NPR's Day to Day

Friday, Oct. 31, 2003

Human Guinea Pig: Street Performing
Emily Yoffe, the intrepid "Human Guinea Pig" for Slate, tries out tasks many people are curious about but are glad to let someone else do. Tambourine in hand, Yoffe performs on a street corner for loose change. See photos and listen to her previous forays into the worlds of telepsychics and metal-detector fanatics. Listen to the segment.

Moneybox: Mutual Fund Scandals
NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks with Slate "Moneybox" columnist Dan Gross about the latest scandals afflicting the mutual fund industry. Listen to the segment.

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Summary Judgment: Human Stain, Shattered Glass, Alien
Slate
contributor Ben Williams boils down the critical reviews for this week's new movies, including Human Stain, Shattered Glass, and the director's cut of the classic horror film Alien. Listen to the segment.

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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003

Dear Prudence: No, I'm Not a Grandmother
Slate
advice columnist "Dear Prudence"—aka Margo Howard—gives words of wisdom to a woman who's sick of being asked if she's a grandmother. Listen to the segment.

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Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2003

Ad Report Card: Pitching the New $20 Bill
Slate
ad reviewer Rob Walker looks at the federal government's latest effort to sell money to Americans. The U.S. Treasury Department has a fresh ad pitch for the new $20 bill. Listen to the segment.

Ballot Box: Bush's Presser and the Iraq War
NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Slate chief political correspondent William Saletan about President Bush's performance during his Tuesday press conference and what it says about the current political implications of the Iraq war.
Listen to the segment.

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Explainer: Santa Ana Winds
Slate
senior editor Andy Bowers explains the California weather phenomenon known as the Santa Ana winds. It's what's been stoking the dramatic fires in the region—and in local lore and literature, it's the cause of strange behavior among the populace.
Listen to the segment.

Kausfiles: Blogs and the Future of Journalism
NPR's Alex Chadwick and Slate blogger Mickey Kaus discuss the latest issues covered by political Weblogs and what these Internet columns mean for the future of journalism. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003

Jurisprudence: Justice Janice Rogers Brown
President Bush has nominated conservative African-American Justice Janice Rogers Brown to sit on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Slate senior editor and legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick about the controversy over Justice Brown's nomination. Listen to the segment.

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Monday, Oct. 27, 2003

Michael Kinsley: Negative Press in Iraq
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley about today's bombings in Baghdad and how the Bush administration is reacting to what it considers negative press for the war in Iraq. Listen to the segment.