Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 29.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 29.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Aug. 29.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Sept. 2 2005 4:16 PM

The Media's Struggle With Race

Friday, Sept. 2, 2005

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Press Box: Katrina, Race and the Media
Many of the tens of thousands stranded in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina's destruction are poor African Americans—but Jack Shafer says the U.S. news media came late to that part of the story. He talks with Alex Chadwick about why race and class present such a challenge for the media in this crisis. Listen to the segment.

Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005

Explainer: What Flooding Does to Homes
Andy Bowers explains what kind of damage floods do to homes. For homes left completely underwater, the cost of repair will probably exceed the cost of moving out. Listen to the segment.

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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005

Jurisprudence: A Living U.S. Constitution?
U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts has been dubbed a "strict constructionist"—someone who believes the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted exactly as its original authors intended. Dahlia Lithwick recently challenged her readers to explain whether they viewed the Constitution as a static or a "living" document, and she discusses some of the responses with Alex Chadwick. Listen to the segment.

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Monday, Aug. 29, 2005

War Stories: Iraq's Sunni Problem
A draft Iraqi constitution appears ready to put to voters in a referendum this October. But Sunni leaders have denounced the document and may try to block its passage. Alex Chadwick speaks with Fred Kaplan. Listen to the segment.