Friday, May 14, 2004
Culturebox: Casting Helen of Troy
As the movie epic Troy opens in theaters, NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Julia Turner about how Helen of Troy has been portrayed throughout history, and assesses the casting of the latest Helen for the film. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Troy, Breakin' All the Rules, Coffee and Cigarettes
Ben Williams offers a round-up of what the critics are saying about three new movies coming out this weekend: Troy, Breakin' All the Rules, and Coffee and Cigarettes. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, May 13, 2004
Kausfiles: Broadcasting Iraqi Abuse Photos
NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with Mickey Kaus about the publication of photographs depicting U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners. Kaus says the photographs should never have been shown to the public because they will incite violence against Americans. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: Getting a Journalism Visa for the United States
Andy Bowers explains what a foreign journalist needs to do to be a news correspondent in the United States legally. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
War Stories: Will Rumsfeld Keep His Job?
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Slate contributor Fred Kaplan about the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, and whether calls for Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's resignation should be taken seriously. Listen to the segment.
Human Guinea Pig: Taking a Vow of Silence
Emily Yoffe describes her latest experience taking on an unusual task. This time, Yoffe fell silent for two days, making life in her household a little challenging. Listen to the segment.
Moneybox: Krispy Kreme Blames Atkins for Money Woes
Daniel Gross defends the Atkins diet against charges from Krispy Kreme's corporate officers that the low-carbohydrate eating plan is cutting into the company's profits. Gross suggests the doughnut giant simply got too fat, too fast. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Jurisprudence: The Affirmation of Marriage Act
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Dahlia Lithwick about Virginia's new Affirmation of Marriage Act, which outlaws any kind of marriage arrangement among same-sex couples, including civil unions. Listen to the segment.
Monday 10, 2004
Ballot Box: Iraqi Abuse and the Election
NPR's Madeleine talks to William Saletan about the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal and its effect on President Bush's re-election campaign. Listen to the segment.