Friday, Dec. 9, 2005
Explainer: Shooting a Bomb
A federal air marshal shot and killed a man who claimed to have a bomb in his bag aboard an American Airlines plane in Miami on Thursday. Andy Bowers explains whether shooting a bomb will make it explode. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Syriana, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Chronicles of Narnia
Mark Jordan Legan reviews what movie critics are saying about this weekend's new film releases: Syriana, Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005
Politics: Holiday Parties at the White House
'Tis the season for holiday festivities in our nation's capital. Madeleine Brand talks with John Dickerson about the annual White House holiday parties, and how much of President Bush's attention they'll occupy between now and Christmas, and beyond. The president will host a total of 26 parties at the executive mansion. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005
Ad Report Card: Schwab's Animated Spots
Seth Stevenson profiles a new ad campaign from the venerable Charles Schwab financial services firm. The new campaign features a hybrid live action/animation look focusing on the stories of middle-class investors. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005
Medical Examiner: Vacuums and Allergies
Madeleine Brand discusses dust allergies with Dr. Sydney Spiesel of the Yale University School. Spiesel sheds light on a study from 1988 that concluded vacuuming may actually make your allergies worse, because it sends microscopic dust mites into the air. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Challenging Don't Ask, Don't Tell
The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether law schools should be allowed to bar military recruiters from their campuses due to the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on homosexuality. Madeleine Brand talks with Dahlia Lithwick about oral arguments made in the case Tuesday. Listen to the segment.