Friday, Oct. 21, 2005
Moneybox: Miers' Personal Finances
The search continues for insight into the views and legal philosophy of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers. Alex Chadwick speaks with Henry Blodget about Miers' account of her finances in her Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire. Listen to the segment.
Sports Nut: Many Curses for the Astros
On Saturday, the Houston Astros will play in their first World Series game ever, battling the Chicago White Sox for the Major League Baseball crown. Many fans look to curses to explain such a long World Series drought—Josh Levin mulls over several potential curses that may hang over the Astros. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Doom, North Country, Shopgirl
Mark Jordan Legan offers his weekly roundup of what film critics are saying about this weekend's new movie releases—Doom, North Country, and Shopgirl. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005
Politics: Senate Asks Miers for a Do-Over
Democratic and Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee agree that Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers needs to clarify and expand her answers on their questionnaire about her legal background. Alex Chadwick talks with John Dickerson about the politics of the Miers nomination on Capitol Hill and the Senate request for a "do-over." Listen to the segment.
Sports Nut: Chicago's Other MLB Team
The Chicago White Sox have finally overcome decades of losing to secure a place in this year's World Series. Mike DeBonis offers his thoughts about the Sox and their history as Chicago's "other" baseball team, perennially shadowed by the Cubs. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005
War Stories: Richardson Goes to N. Korea
Democratic New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, the former secretary of energy under President Clinton, is in North Korea. He's not there as an official envoy of the U.S. government, but he did arrive in a plane provided by the White House, at the invitation of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Alex Chadwick discusses Richardson's visit with Fred Kaplan. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005
Kausfiles: A Miller Mutiny at the New York Times
Alex Chadwick speaks to Mickey Kaus about New York Times reporter Judith Miller, one of the key players in the investigation into who leaked the name of CIA operative Valerie Plame to the media. She has testified before a grand jury investigating the leak, but has been less than forthcoming to her fellow journalists at the Times. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: How Aspens Turn Color in the Fall
Fall has arrived and the aspens are turning color, just as Dick Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, promised New York Times reporter Judith Miller they would. Andy Bowers offers an explainer of the tree made famous by recent political intrigue. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Selling Miers to Capitol Hill
Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers toured Capitol Hill Monday as part of this week's strategy to introduce her to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Alex Chadwick speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about what senators are learning about Miers from meetings and from her answers to a written questionnaire. Listen to the segment.