Thursday, April 21, 2005
Should the Filibuster Stay or Go?
Jacob Weisberg and Timothy Noah team up to debate the value of the filibuster. Some Senate Republicans have proposed the end of the filibuster for judicial nominations. Listen to the segment.
Kausfiles: Cable Network Targets Gay Viewers
Mickey Kaus predicts a culture war this summer between conservatives and some cable TV networks like HBO, Showtime, and now LOGO. Media giant Viacom plans to launch LOGO, a network channel dedicated to gay and lesbian programming, in the coming months. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Explainer: New Technology Unlocks Ancient Texts
Andy Bowers explains recent developments in infrared scanning technology that are being used to read ancient papyrus documents. Scholars at Oxford University in England have announced the technology has yielded exciting finds, allowing researchers to read otherwise illegible fragments of ancient texts. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Jurisprudence: A Public Balancing Act for Judges
NPR's Noah Adams speaks with Emily Bazelon about the balance judges have to strive for when speaking out in public. Judges are warned to avoid advocating views that would affect their work on the bench, or put their objectivity into question. Listen to the segment.
Monday, April 18, 2005
Human Nature: LASIK, Steroids, and Pro Sports
NPR's Noah Adams talks with Will Saletan about the growing popularity of LASIK laser vision surgery among athletes. Saletan offers his thoughts about whether performance-enhancing surgery for athletes should be wrapped into the debate over the use of steroids. Listen to the segment.