Friday, April 1, 2005
Explainer: Papal Succession
Pope John Paul II was reported to be in "very grave" condition on Friday. Andy Bowers has an explainer on the procedure used to select a new Pope, in the event of the pontiff's death. Listen to the segment.
Sports Nut: NCAA Preview
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks to Josh Levin about this weekend's Final Four match up in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Human Nature: The Impact of the Schiavo Case
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with Will Saletan about the impact the Terri Schiavo case has had on Americans' views of government and their own personal decisions about the end of life. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Supreme Court Dispatch: Age Discrimination
In a ruling on Wednesday, the Supreme Court made it easier for older workers to sue employers for age discrimination. NPR's Madeleine Brand talks with Emily Bazelon about the decision. Listen to the segment.
Ad Report Card: Celebrity Voiceovers
Appearing in commercials used to be a sign of a movie star's decline. But as Seth Stevenson reports, more and more celebrities are performing voiceovers for commercials. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Supreme Court Dispatch: File-Sharing
NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Emily Bazelon about the current U.S. Supreme Court case that pits the music industry against the Grokster file-sharing service. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Gender Equity in School Sports
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a male high school coach who was fired after complaining that girls' teams received fewer resources than boys' is protected under Title IX. The law bars sex discrimination in any educational program that gets federal funds. NPR's Madeleine Brand speaks with Dahlia Lithwick. Listen to the segment.
Monday, March 28, 2005
War Stories: U.S. Military Recruitment Woes
NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with former U.S. Army officer Phil Carter about military recruitment. Carter says that there are a number of factors causing U.S. military branches, like the National Guard, to fall short of their recruitment goals. Listen to the segment.
Big Idea: A Bush Defeat on Social Security
Jacob Weisberg says that if President Bush's proposal to overhaul Social Security dies, many people will be watching to see how the president handles his first major domestic policy defeat. Listen to the segment.