Friday, April 2, 2004
Ballot Box: Rights of the Unborn Child
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with William Saletan about the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, signed Thursday by President Bush. The new legislation makes it a separate crime to harm an unborn child during the commission of a federal crime against a pregnant woman. Listen to the segment.
War Stories: Security Contractors in Iraq
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Fred Kaplan about the role private security contractors are playing in keeping the peace in Iraq. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Hellboy, Walking Tall, Home on the Range
Ben Williams presents a summary of what critics are saying about this weekend's new movie releases, including the comic book adaptation Hellboy, the remake of Walking Tall and Disney's latest (and perhaps, one of its last) traditional animated feature, Home on the Range. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, April 1, 2004
History Lesson: Being a War President
David Greenberg offers a history lesson on how presidents who held office in times of war have fared politically. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Explainer: White House Screens Clarke's Book
Brendan I. Koerner explains why former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke had to submit his new book Against All Enemies to the White House for scrutiny before publication. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Ballot Box: Politics and the 9/11 Commission
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with William Saletan about the White House decision to let National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice testify under oath before the commission investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Listen to the segment.
Supreme Court Dispatches: ATVs Get Hearing
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Dahlia Lithwick about a case before the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the use of all-terrain vehicles in public wilderness areas. Listen to the segment.
Monday, March 29, 2004
Ballot Box: Bush's 9/11 Fallout
NPR's Alex Chadwick and William Saletan discuss the week's campaign news, including the administration's response to former White House counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke's explosive testimony before the commission investigating the government's response to terrorism before and after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Listen to the segment.
Assessment: The Enduring Charm of Scooby-Doo
Chris Suellentrop ponders the enduring popularity of the cartoon Scooby-Doo and the two live-action films the cartoon has spawned. Listen to the segment.