Friday, Feb. 18, 2005
Summary Judgment: Constantine, Son of the Mask, Because of Winn-Dixie
Mark Jordan Legan looks at what the critics are saying about this weekend's major movie releases: Constantine, Son of the Mask, and Because of Winn-Dixie. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2005
War Stories: Negroponte's Challenges
NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Fred Kaplan about the challenges John Negroponte will face in restructuring and coordinating the country's intelligence services. Listen to the segment.
Human Guinea Pig: Hawking Hairmuffs on QVC
Emily Yoffe adds the title of fashion mogul to her long and unusual résumé. In this installment, she creates a product for the QVC shopping channel: hairmuffs.
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005
Explainer: Show Dog Names
The German shorthaired pointer who won the top prize at Tuesday's Westminster dog show is called Carlee by her owners. But the dog's official name is Ch Kan-Point's VJK Autumn Roses—a typical name for a champion pure bred. Andy Bowers explains why show dogs have such lengthy names. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005
Kausfiles: The Life of a Blogger
Mickey Kaus talks with NPR's Madeleine Brand about bloggers and their relationship with the mainstream news media. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: The Strains of HIV
Public health officials in New York recently announced their discovery of a possible new strain of HIV. Andy Bowers discusses how many strains of HIV have been accounted for by scientists. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Jackson's Celebrity Witnesses
Lawyers for Michael Jackson recently released a star-studded list of the witnesses it may call during the singer's high-profile molestation trial. Dahlia Lithwick joins NPR's Madeleine Brand to talk about the latest developments. Listen to the segment.