Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006
Jurisprudence: Kansas Sex Ban Challenged A Kansas statute that bans kids younger than 16 from having sex—even if they are consensual partners of the same age—is being challenged in court. The statute is of particular concern to reproductive rights groups because it requires healthcare providers to report all sexual activity of minors to authorities. Madeleine Brand talks with Dahlia Lithwick about the case. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006
Ad Report Card: Ford's iPod Focus
Seth Stevenson reviews the new television commercial for the Ford Focus. It features iPods prominently, although the car itself offers no integrated support for the devices. Listen to the segment.
Politics: State of the Union Specifics
In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Bush talked about fighting terrorism, making certain tax cuts permanent and easing U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Madeleine Brand talks with John Dickerson about the president's tone and some of the issues he addressed. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006
Jurisprudence: Alito Confirmed, Enron Trial
Some Democratic senators tried a filibuster to stop it from happening, but Judge Samuel Alito was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday in a 58-42 vote. Madeleine Brand speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about the confirmation vote, and also about some of the legal proceedings in the case against two former Enron executives. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Jan. 30, 2006
Medical Examiner: Peanut Allergies
A young girl allergic to peanuts recently died after kissing her boyfriend, who had just eaten a peanut butter sandwich. Madeleine Brand talks with Dr. Sydney Spiesel, a Connecticut pediatrician, about the dangers of peanut allergies and what to do if your loved one is affected. Listen to the segment.