Friday, July 1, 2005
Summary Judgment: War of the Worlds, Rebound, The World
Is the latest Steven Spielberg epic worth your movie dollar this weekend? Andy Bowers looks at what film critics are saying about the week's new movies, including War of the Worlds, Rebound, and The World. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Explainer: Erasing Computer Evidence
A former publisher of the New York City daily newspaper Newsday was recently indicted for possessing child pornography. He also allegedly tried to erase evidence from his computer using a program called Evidence Eliminator. Andy Bowers explains the technical limits of software designed to erase data from computers. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Explainer: When Cartoon Voices Go Silent
Actors behind two of the voices in the Winnie the Pooh cartoon series have recently died—who will speak for Tigger and Piglet now? Daniel Engber explains what happens when the original voice of a cartoon character goes silent. Listen to the segment.
War Stories: Deconstructing Bush's Speech
President Bush hoped to bolster support for the war in Iraq in a nationally televised address Tuesday night to soldiers at the Fort Bragg U.S. Army base in North Carolina. Alex Chadwick gets opinion and analysis of the speech from Fred Kaplan. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Explainer: Can Sharks Really "Smell" Blood?
After two recent shark attacks in Florida, one of them fatal, Andy Bowers wonders if sharks can really smell blood. Listen to the segment.
Monday, June 27, 2005
Webhead: Crying, While Eating
Madeleine Brand talks with Daniel Engber about his hit Web site, CryingWhileEating.com. The site has generated some 15 million "hits," or visits, since it was launched last month as part of a contest. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Last Supreme Court Rulings
Madeleine Brand speaks with Emily Bazelon about the U.S. Supreme Court's final rulings of the year, announced Monday. The decisions include the court's ban on displaying the Ten Commandments in county courthouses if they promote a religion and are not displayed in a neutral way. Listen to the segment.