Friday, March 4, 2005
Dispatches: Martha Stewart Leaves Prison
After serving five months in a federal women's prison for lying to investigators about a stock sale, Martha Stewart was released on Thursday. Henry Blodget, a former financial analyst who himself was once accused of securities fraud, talks about her return to civilian life. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: The Pacifier, The Jacket, Be Cool
Mark Jordan Legan summarizes what movie critics are saying about this weekend's big film releases, including The Pacifier, The Jacket, and Be Cool. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, March 3, 2005
Explainer: How To Race Around the World
Millionaire aviator Steve Fossett is back over U.S. soil, on his way to completing what will be the first nonstop solo flight around the world without refueling. Could he have picked a shorter way around the globe? Daniel Engber offers an explainer. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Ad Report Card: Overstock.Com
Seth Stevenson analyzes the sexy new TV spots for Overstock.com. Listen to the segment.
Supreme Court Dispatch: Displaying the Ten Commandments
Arguments begin Wednesday in two cases before the Supreme Court on whether it is constitutional to display the Ten Commandments on government property. NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Dahlia Lithwick about today's hearing. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
Middlebrow: NYPD Blue Bids Over and Out Jurisprudence: Court Abolishes Juvenile Death Penalty
After a 12-season run, the last episode of ABC's dramatic series NYPD Blue airs Tuesday. Bryan Curtis says that the show broke ground in terms of sexual content on network TV, but eventually lost out to cable shows that could be even more explicit. Listen to the segment.
A closely divided Supreme Court has ruled the death penalty for juvenile offenders unconstitutional. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Dahlia Lithwick about the decision. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Court Abolishes Juvenile Death Penalty
Monday, Feb. 28, 2005
Culturebox: Rappers and Bloggers
Josh Levin comments on the similarities between rappers and bloggers. Listen to the segment.