Friday, May 13, 2005
Summary Judgment: Kicking & Screaming, Unleashed, Monster-In-Law
Mark Jordan Legan looks at what the critics are saying about this week's major movie releases, including Kicking & Screaming, Unleashed, and Monster-In-Law. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Chatterbox: The D.C. No-Fly, No-Shoot Zone
Timothy Noah details his experience walking around Washington, D.C., Wednesday when an unidentified plane breached the restricted airspace over the Capitol, Supreme Court, White House, and other key federal buildings. Noah explains why it's both comforting and alarming that officials seem unwilling to shoot down such aircraft. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Explainer: Creationism vs. Intelligent Design
Daniel Engber offers this Explainer about the difference between creationism and intelligent design. Listen to the segment.
Human Nature: The Theory of Intelligent Design
Alex Chadwick talks with Will Saletan about the current public debate over the Earth's beginnings. Saletan believes that the logical underpinnings of the "intelligent design" theory demonstrate that the idea of creationism is evolving. Listen to the segment.
Food: Proust's Literary Cookie Crumbles
Alex Chadwick talks with Edmund Levin about his exploration of a famous moment involving fine literature and fine pastry. The madeleine—a delicate cookie—was featured in Marcel Proust's literary masterwork, Remembrance of Things Past. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Jurisprudence: Status of the "War on Terror"
Alex Chadwick talks with Emily Bazelon about the status of detainees being held in at U.S. prisons and detention centers in Cuba's Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere as the Bush administration pursues the so-called "war on terror." Listen to the segment.
Kausfiles: Advice for Dems on Social Security
Mickey Kaus offers an "audio blog" about how congressional Democrats should handle the Social Security issue. Kaus advocates ending Social Security and diverting the funds to finance a national health care system—but doesn't see a lot of support for the idea. Listen to the segment.