Thursday, May 5, 2005
Dispatches: Rowdy Scene at Jackson Courthouse
Seth Stevenson talks about the latest news from the Michael Jackson trial in the California Central Coast town of Santa Maria. There's just as much happening outside the courtroom, including continuing demonstrations set up by some of Jackson's fans. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Explainer: Runaway Brides and Cold Feet
Daniel Engber sheds light on the term "cold feet." Recently, a soon-to-be bride disappeared days before her wedding in Georgia. She claimed she had been kidnapped—but in fact, it was a case of cold feet. Listen to the segment.
War Stories: Non-Proliferation Loopholes
Alex Chadwick talks to Fred Kaplan about the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which is currently under review by the United Nations. Kaplan says that although the treaty has helped slow the spread of nuclear weapons, it has many loopholes and lacks an enforcement mechanism. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Jurisprudence: Military Recruiting at Law Schools
Emily Bazelon talks with Alex Chadwick about a new U.S. Supreme Court case that pits top law schools against the American military. The court will rule on a case that could determine whether law schools can be compelled to allow military recruiters to operate on campus, or else risk losing federal funding. Listen to the segment.
Paying the Bills Playing Online Poker
Los Angeles writer Kevin Arnovitz speaks with an entertainment industry couple that has turned to online poker as a way to pay their bills. Listen to the segment.
Monday, May 2, 2005
Surfergirl: A TV Guide for Women Only
Dana Stevens offers her opinion about Inside TV, a new publication by TV Guide targeted specifically at women. Listen to the segment.
Human Guinea Pig: Matzo-Ball Eating
Emily Yoffe goes head-to-head with a world-famous competitive eating champion, as she competes in this year's matzo-ball eating contest in New York City. Listen to the segment.
Dispatches: Blair Expected to Win Re-Election
Madeleine Brand talks with June Thomas about the upcoming elections in the United Kingdom. This coming Thursday, Prime Minister Tony Blair will be up for re-election for the first time since the war in Iraq. He is expected to win a third term in office, and his party should retain power in Parliament. Listen to the segment.