Thursday, Dec. 15, 2005
Human Guinea Pig: Nude Modeling Emily Yoffe bares it all for the sake of art ... Alex Chadwick speaks with Yoffe about her experience being a nude model for an art class. Yoffe has previously visited a hypnotist, entered a matzo ball-eating contest, and tried to beat a lie detector test. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005
Explainer: Early Morning Executions
Andy Bowers explains why executions often take place shortly after midnight. In the most recent case, Stanley "Tookie" Williams' process of lethal injection began exactly one minute into Tuesday morning, and he was officially declared dead 34 minutes later. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Texas Redistricting in High Court
The U.S. Supreme Court will examine whether a controversial 2003 Texas congressional redistricting plan violated the Constitution. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, under indictment for money laundering, was the chief proponent of that plan. Alex Chadwick talks with Dahlia Lithwick about the high court's decision to hear a legal challenge to the new legislative boundaries. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Dec. 12, 2005
Hollywood Economist: True Cost of CGI
The Chronicles of Narnia dominated box office receipts this weekend. The film relies heavily on digital effects for its spectacular images and action sequences, impossible to achieve using traditional film techniques—but at a much greater cost. Alex Chadwick talks with Edward Jay Epstein about whether digital effects are ruining Hollywood. Listen to the segment.