Friday, Aug. 5, 2005
Summary Judgment: The Dukes of Hazzard, Broken Flowers, The Chumscrubber
Gearing up to go to the theater this weekend? Mark Jordan Legan has a roundup of reviews of this week's new movies, including The Dukes of Hazzard, Broken Flowers, and The Chumscrubber. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005
Human Nature: Is Frist Really Pro-Choice?
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's announcement last week that he supports federal funding of new human embryonic stem cell research rattled the conservative wing of the Republican Party. Madeleine Brand speaks with Will Saletan about whether Sen. Frist is really a pro-choice politician in disguise. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005
Moneybox: Mutual Fund Vice and Virtue
Madeleine Brand talks to Daniel Gross about comparing a "vice and virtue" approach to mutual fund investments. Gross compares returns for mutual funds that invest according to religious philosophy to those that invest in companies that deal in vice, such as gambling and tobacco. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005
Explainer: U.N. Seals on Nuke Plants
The Iranian government announced Monday it will break the United Nations seals on a nuclear facility and resume production of uranium gas. What is a U.N. seal? Daniel Engber explains. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: High Court Liberal Drift?
Madeleine Brand chats with Dahlia Lithwick about whether Supreme Court justices tend to drift toward a more liberal ideology during their time on the bench, and how such a tendency may already be apparent in Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Aug. 1, 2005
Hollywood Economist: DVD Rental Window
More movie fans are waiting to buy or rent films on DVD rather than visit the theater. The dent in box-office revenue is noticeable. Edward Jay Epstein says a movie industry "death spiral" could result. Listen to the segment.