Friday, Sept. 30, 2005
Summary Judgment: Serenity, Capote, The Greatest Game Ever Played
Thinking of heading to the movies this weekend? Mark Jordan Legan rounds up the reviews of three new films: Capote, The Greatest Game Ever Played, and Serenity. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005
Politics: Fallout From DeLay Indictment
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) stepped aside Wednesday as House majority leader after a Texas grand jury indicted him on a conspiracy charge in a campaign finance scandal. Alex Chadwick talks with John Dickerson about the political fallout from the indictment. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005
Explainer: Tracking Prisoners Electronically
More and more corrections officials are using electronic bracelets to keep track of prisoners. Andy Bowers explains why these devices are so easy to remove, and how prisoners can "disappear" from under the watchful eyes of prison guards. Listen to the segment.
Dismal Science: Gas at Any Price?
Economist Austan Goolsbee shares his thoughts with Alex Chadwick about whether high gas prices in the wake of the Gulf Coast hurricanes will change American driving habits. His conclusion? Americans will only change their driving habits if they are forced to pay $5 or more per gallon for at least five years. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005
Jurisprudence: Battle Over Intelligent Design
Madeleine Brand speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about a court battle in Pennsylvania that tests whether so-called "intelligent design" can be taught alongside evolution in public schools. Listen to the segment.