Friday, March 19, 2004
Dispatches From Iraq: Baghdad Graffiti
Wendell Steavenson tells NPR's Madeline Brand that the graffiti on Baghdad walls reveals a huge range of opinions on life, the war, and the country's deposed leader, Saddam Hussein. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Eternal Sunshine, Dawn of the Dead, Taking Lives
Ben Williams presents a round-up of what film critics are saying about this week's new film releases, including Jim Carrey's latest movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, the horror flick Dawn of the Dead and the thriller Taking Lives. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, March 18, 2004
Damned Spot: Bush, Kerry Political Ads
The presidential election has officially begun, and so have the negative political ads—Jacob Weisberg and Will Saletan critique new television ads from the Bush and Kerry campaigns. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Scalia Won't Recuse Himself
NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about the decision of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia not to remove himself from a case involving Vice President Dick Cheney. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Juicy Bits: John Kerry's Tour of Duty
Chris Suellentrop provides a summary of high points from Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry's new authorized biography, Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: Claiming Conscientious Objector Status
Andy Bowers explains the official rules of declaring conscientious objector status. The law came into question after a U.S. Army staff sergeant in Georgia claimed he was a conscientious objector while on furlough from duty in Iraq. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Jurisprudence: Refusing a C-Section
Is a pregnant woman who refuses to get a Caesarean section criminally responsible if that baby dies during delivery? NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Dahlia Lithwick about the Utah woman charged with the murder of her stillborn son because she refused to undergo the birth procedure. Listen to the segment.
Kausfiles: Kerry's Political Jousting with Bush
Mickey Kaus shares another late-night musing—this time, Kaus thinks the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry may be responding a bit too rapidly to some Bush campaign attacks. Listen to the segment.
Gizmos: Tomorrow's Soldier Today On the Trail: Presidential Politics Update
NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with Phillip Carter about the recent conference of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, known as DARPA. Carter described some of the agency's latest projects, including methods to improve soldiers' language skills and a pill that soldiers would take in lieu of eating. Listen to the segment.
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Chris Suellentrop about the latest developments in American politics, particularly the presidential campaign. Listen to the segment.
Gizmos: Tomorrow's Soldier Today
On the Trail: Presidential Politics Update