Friday, June 24, 2005
Summary Judgment: Bewitched, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Land of the Dead
Mark Jordan Legan reviews what the critics are saying about this week's new movie releases, including Bewitched, Herbie: Fully Loaded, and Land of the Dead. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Explainer: What Makes an "American" University?
American University campuses are common all around the world, but what exactly makes a university "American?" Andy Bowers offers an explanation. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Eminent Domain Bombshell
Alex Chadwick talks to Emily Bazelon about decisions handed down from the Supreme Court on Thursday. In one contentious decision, a 5-4 majority of justices ruled local governments can use the concept of "eminent domain" to seize property for redevelopment—even if that development primarily benefits a private company. Listen to the segment.
War Stories: U-2 Spy Plane Crashes
An American spy plane crashed in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, killing its pilot. The Pentagon says the plane, a U-2, was returning from a mission over Afghanistan. Alex Chadwick talks with Fred Kaplan about the capabilities of the single-pilot spy plane, which can capture real-time information on movements on the ground while flying at the boundary of space. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Press Box: The Katie-Cruise Tabloid Crackup
Actor Tom Cruise's rushed engagement to actress Katie Holmes has flummoxed tabloid editors who usually count on a long lead time to such big events. Alex Chadwick talks to Jack Shafer about celebrities and their love-hate relationship with the tabloid press. Listen to the segment.
Monday, June 20, 2005
Human Guinea Pig: Tone Deaf, But Game
Emily Yoffe, often labeled "tone-deaf" at various points in her non-singing life, has taken some singing lessons and participated in her first recital. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Is Rehnquist Retiring?
Alex Chadwick talks with Emily Bazelon about U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist's looming retirement, and if he'll stay on the court until after the summer recess. Listen to the segment.