Friday, July 15, 2005
Well-Traveled: A Nuclear Family Vacation
Alex Chadwick talks with Nathan Hodge and Sharon Weinberger about their recent "nuclear family vacation." The two journalists wrote about their experiences traveling to some of the sites most closely associated with America's nuclear history. On Monday, Day to Day technology correspondent Xeni Jardin will report on a simulated nuclear explosion and mushroom cloud in the Nevada desert, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the first atomic bomb test. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wedding Crashers, Happy Ending
Chocolate and weddings dominate this week's movie releases—Mark Jordan Legan reviews what film critics are saying about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wedding Crashers, and Happy Ending. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Explainer: Cycling Team Tactics
Andy Bowers explains how riders on cycling teams help one another. Tour de France favorite Lance Armstrong credits a strong Discovery Team for helping him win six consecutive titles, and he retains the lead and the yellow jersey as he strives to win a seventh time. Listen to the segment.
War Stories: N. Korea Returns to Nuke Talks
North Korea has decided to re-enter the six-nation negotiations about its nuclear weapons program. Madeleine Brand talks with Fred Kaplan about why, after a year of refusing to negotiate, North Korea wants to resume the talks. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Ad Report Card: Tanqueray's Odd Gin Spots
Seth Stevenson examines a new series of ads from gin maker Tanqueray that are generating a lot of buzz. The campaign hopes to appeal to a younger demographic by introducing a foppish, engagingly odd fellow in tailored suits named Tony Sinclair, with the catch phrase "Ready to Tanquery?" Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Jurisprudence: Legal Shields for Journalists
With a journalist now in prison for refusing to identify a Bush administration source who revealed the identity of a covert CIA operative, how much "privilege" does a journalist have? Madeleine Brand talks with Emily Bazelon about legal protections for journalists, and news that President Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, may have been the source who revealed the operative, in retaliation for her ambassador husband's public disapproval of the Bush policy on Iraq. Listen to the segment.
Monday, July 11, 2005
Hollywood Economist: Hedge Funds for Films?
As production costs for Hollywood blockbusters soar, studios seek new ways to finance movies. Edward J. Epstein discusses the possibility of Wall Street hedge funds financing a year's worth of films. Listen to the segment.