Friday, Oct. 1, 2004
Summary Judgment: Shark Tale, Ladder 49, I Heart Huckabees
For listeners who want to see a movie this weekend but don't want to scour the film reviews to make up their minds, Ben Williams offers this roundup of critical comment on this weekend's new releases. Premiering this Friday: Shark Tale, Ladder 49, and I Heart Huckabees. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004
On the Trail: Second Thoughts About Dean?
Chris Suellentrop has been traveling with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry. He delivers an "audio blog" about how some Democrats are now wondering whether former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean would have been a better nominee for the party. Suellentrop doesn't think so. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004
Ad Report Card: New Tricks from Old Spice
Seth Stevenson reviews the latest ad campaign for Old Spice, the old fragrance giant that's hoping to appeal to a younger crowd. Listen to the segment.
The Good Word: Hurricane Language
Hurricane season challenges journalists to find new ways to describe the damage wrought by storms. Sam Eifling takes a look at the language of storm reporting. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004
Jurisprudence: Enemy Combatant Hamdi Freed
Yaser Esam Hamdi, a U.S. citizen captured in Afghanistan and held in the United States without charges since late 2001, is being released Tuesday. Dahlia Lithwick talks with NPR's Alex Chadwick about the legal details and implications of Hamdi's release. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Sept. 27, 2004
Election Scorecard: Presidential Horse Race
If American voters cast their ballot for a president today, who would it be? Andy Bowers presents a state-by-state scorecard of election polls, including voter attitudes in so-called "swing states." Listen to the segment.
Ballot Box: Bush, Kerry Prepare for Debates
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to William Saletan about the latest news in the 2004 presidential campaign, including preparations for this week's debate between President George W. Bush and his Democratic rival, Sen. John Kerry. Listen to the segment.