Friday, Jan. 23, 2004
Well-Traveled: Skiing with Chris Heinz
Jacob Weisberg talks skiing and politics with Chris Heinz, the 30-year-old stepson of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry. Heinz is helping with Kerry's campaign, and offers a insider's view of the new front-runner. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, The Butterfly Effect, Touching the Void
Ben Williams reports on critics' views of this weekend's new movie releases, including Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, The Butterfly Effect, and the documentary Touching the Void. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004
Kausfiles: Kerry's New Hampshire Reception
Mickey Kaus reports on how the presidential campaign of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry is being received in New Hampshire. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004
Ad Report Card: Nike, Church, and the "King"
Seth Stevenson gives his marks on Nike's new ad featuring the NBA's newest phenomenon, LeBron James. Listen to the segment.
Ballot Box: Dems Get Ready for New Hampshire
NPR's Alex Chadwick chats with David Plotz about how the Democratic presidential candidates are gearing up for next week's primary. Listen to the segment.
Michael Kinsley: Bush's Philosophy of Government
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Michael Kinsley about the president's State of the Union address Tuesday night, and what it revealed about the Bush administration's philosophy of governance. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004
Jurisprudence: Conflict of Interest Questions
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Dahlia Lithwick about a potential conflict of interest for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He had dinner and went on a hunting trip with Vice President Dick Cheney while the Supreme Court was involved in a case concerning the Cheney energy task force. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Jan. 19, 2004
Explainer: Why Iowa
Brendan Koerner explains why the state of Iowa was chosen to play such an important role in presidential elections. Listen to the segment.
Ballot Box: Iowa Caucuses
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with William Saletan about the peculiarities—and the questionable fairness—of the Iowa caucuses. Listen to the segment.
Television: The L Word
Dennis Cass reviews the new Showtime series, The L Word. This new drama follows the lives of a group of lesbian women living in Los Angeles. Listen to the segment.