Slate on Day to Day for the week of Dec. 1.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Dec. 1.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Dec. 1.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Dec. 5 2003 5:08 PM

Summarily Judged

Friday, Dec. 5, 2003

Summary Judgment: The Last Samurai, Honey, In America
Slate
contributor Ben Williams gives a roundup of what critics are saying about this week's new film releases, The Last Samurai, Honey, and In America. Listen to the segment.

Explainer: Level-Three Sex Offender
Slate
senior editor Andy Bowers explains what it means to be a "level-three sex offender." The term has been used to describe Alfonso Rodriguez Jr., who has been charged with kidnapping 22-year-old Dru Sjodin. Listen to the segment.

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Diary: From Stripper to Military Wife
Slate
contributor Lily Burana reads from her diary, which chronicles her transformation from stripper to military wife. Her husband is currently serving overseas. Listen to the segment.

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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003

Sports Nut: L.A. Clippers Fans
Los Angeles has two NBA teams: The world-champion Lakers, and the Clippers. The two teams couldn't be more different. Slate contributor Kevin Arnovitz explains the four types of Clippers fans, and what drives them to follow a team that's been called the worst sports franchise in history. Listen to the segment.

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Kausfiles: Late-Night Advice for Howard Dean
Late-night political advice for Howard Dean, from Slate weblogger
Mickey Kaus. Listen to the segment.

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Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003

Michael Kinsley: Dems Serving in Vietnam
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley about how service in the Vietnam War has become a big issue among the Democratic presidential candidates. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003

Jurisprudence: Supreme Court Religion Case
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Slate legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick about the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration of a potentially landmark freedom-of-religion case. Listen to the segment.

Kausfiles: Howard Dean's Osama Gaffe
Slate political blogger Mickey Kaus phones in another in a series of his late-night calls to Day to Day. In his audio diary, Kaus comments on what some webloggers are calling a gaffe by Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean regarding bringing Osama Bin Laden to justice. Listen to the segment.

Explainer: What Goes Into a Flu Shot
Slate
senior editor Andy Bowers explains what ingredients go into a flu shot—old flu strains, for one, but you might be surprised to learn that the latest flu strain isn't part of the concoction. Listen to the segment.

History Lesson: "Nixon's Shadow"
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with historian and Slate contributor David Greenberg about his new book, Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image. Greenburg's book is more than a biography of Nixon—it examines the images of the disgraced president that different people have held for the past half-century. Listen to the segment.

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Monday, Dec. 1, 2003

Ballot Box: Surprise Iraq Visit
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Slate chief political correspondent William Saletan about President Bush's unexpected visit to the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Thanksgiving and how two of the Democratic presidential candidates have rejected campaign spending caps. Listen to the segment.

Sports Nut: College Football Bowls
Day to Day's Mike Pesca speaks with Slate's Allen Barra on the politics of the college football bowl coalition. Who will play for the national championship? Once again, it could be decided off the field. Listen to the segment.