Friday, Jan. 21, 2005
Teachings: A Marine Corps Drill Instructor
Eric Liu continues his series on mentoring with 1st Sgt. Peter Hall, a Marine Corps drill instructor. Hall teaches Liu how to drill a squad of Marines and how to capture the elusive quality called "command presence." Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Assault on Precinct 13, Are We There Yet?, Beautiful Boxer
Mark Jordan Legan has a roundup of what the nation's film critics are saying about this weekend's notable film releases: Assault on Precinct 13, Are We There Yet? and Beautiful Boxer. Listen to the segment.
Kausfiles: Detroit Auto Show Oddities
Mickey Kaus delivers another phone blog from the big auto show in Detroit, and muses about a new car from China with an odd and potentially unfortunate name. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005
Explainer: How "Hail to the Chief" Became Official
Andy Bowers answers the question of how "Hail to the Chief" became the official song of the American president. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005
Condoleezza Rice Wins Approval From Senate Panel
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirms Condoleezza Rice as the next secretary of state, by a vote of 16-to-2. Dissenting were Democrats Barbara Boxer and John Kerry. The full Senate is expected to vote on Rice Thursday. Listen to the segment here.
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005
Moneybox: Why Europeans Like Some U.S. Brands
Dan Gross comments on why Europeans prefer some American commercial brands over others. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Limiting Tenure for Judges
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Dahlia Lithwick about new proposals to limit the lifetime tenure of federal judges. Listen to the segment.