Friday, Feb. 11, 2005
Architecture: Disney's Social Experiment Summary Judgment: Hitch, Pooh's Heffalump Movie, and Bride and Prejudice
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the town of Celebration, Fla., the high-profile housing development built by the Disney Co. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Witold Rybczynski, who says that the expensive experiment has priced lower-income families out of town. Listen to the segment.
Mark Jordan Legan takes a look at the buzz among movie critics about this weekend's releases: Hitch, Pooh's Heffalump Movie, and Bride and Prejudice. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Hitch, Pooh's Heffalump Movie, and Bride and Prejudice
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005
Moneybox: Banking on Customer Service
Daniel Gross says up-and-coming Commerce Bank has figured out a secret—or at least something other bankers seem to have forgotten: It's good business to make your customers happy. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: A Palestinian President by Any Other Name
Andy Bowers explains why Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is also formally known as Abu Mazen. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005
Fashion: Fashion Week FAQ
Josh Patner explains some of the inner workings of New York's fall fashion week. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005
Jurisprudence: Repressed Memories and the Courts
The recovered memory of one victim was the main evidence used to convict defrocked Boston priest Paul Shanley. Dahlia Lithwick joins NPR's Madeleine Brand to discuss the use of this form of evidence. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Feb. 7, 2005
Hey, Wait a Minute: Airline Security Lapses
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, transportation security officials enacted the "No-Fly List" to prevent terrorists from boarding airplanes. But Andy Bowers has discovered a glaring loophole in the system: Internet check-in. Listen to the segment.
Ad Report Card: Super Commercials
Seth Stevenson provides a play-by-play analysis of the smartest and funniest multi-million dollar ads of the Super Bowl. Listen to the segment.
Ballot Box: The DNC Chair Race
With three candidates left in the race for the Democratic National Committee chairmanship, former presidential candidate Howard Dean is now considered the front-runner. Chris Suellentrop talks with NPR's Alex Chadwick about the upcoming election