Friday, Jan. 28, 2005
Teachings: Musicians Learn to Improvise
In the final part of his month-long series on great mentors, Eric Liu talks with Juilliard School instructor Robert Abramson, who teaches highly trained music students to do something they normally aren't allowed to do: improvise. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Hide and Seek, Alone in the Dark, Aliens of the Deep
Mark Jordan Legan summarizes what movie critics are saying about this weekend's movie releases—Hide and Seek, Alone in the Dark, and the IMAX film Aliens of the Deep. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005
Hey, Wait a Minute: Neocon Hybrid Love
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with former CIA Director James Woolsey about how environmentalists and so-called "neoconservatives" have found common ground—on hybrid cars. Both groups are buying the energy-efficient cars, but for different reasons. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: "Dot Net" Domain Up for Sale
Andy Bowers explains the mechanics behind this weekend's sale of the "dot net" Internet domain—meaning all the Web addresses that end in .net. Listen to the segment.
Moneybox: The State of the U.S. Economy
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks to Dan Gross about the health of the U.S. economy and whether economic indicators have improved since the November 2004 national election. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005
Jurisprudence: Disclosing HIV-Positive Status
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Dahlia Lithwick about two men sentenced to prison for not disclosing their HIV-positive status to their sexual partners. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Jan. 24, 2005
Ballot Box: Bush's Agenda and Congress
NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Chris Suellentrop about President Bush's foreign policy, his plans for Social Security reform, and the response from Congress. Listen to the segment.