Friday, Jan. 20, 2006
Summary Judgment: The New World, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, Underworld
Mark Jordan Legan summarizes what critics are saying about this weekend's new film releases: The New World, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, and Underworld: Evolution. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006
Ad Report Card: We Want Your Blood
Seth Stevenson reviews the new—and very unusual—public service announcement from the American Red Cross promoting blood donation. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: Filling Out a Terrorist Application
Prosecutors in the trial of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla say they've found a document that shows he "applied" to join the al-Qaida global terrorist organization. Andy Bowers answers the question of whether would-be terrorists actually fill out applications before joining extremist groups. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: High Court's Abortion Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously that a New Hampshire abortion law, requiring notification of a parent before a minor can end her pregnancy, should be sent back to state courts for further review. Madeleine Brand speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about the ruling and what it indicates about potential future challenges to Roe v. Wade. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006
Human Nature: Teachers and Male Students
Sex with an underage student can end a teaching career and even lead to prison. But are the consequences the same if the offender is a woman? There have been a number of recent high-profile arrests of female teachers caught in sexual relationships with underage male students—Madeleine Brand speaks with Will Saletan about whether female teachers receive lighter punishment than male teachers in similar cases. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Court Upholds Suicide Law
An Oregon law allowing health care professionals to assist terminally ill patients with ending their own lives was upheld in a Supreme Court decision announced Tuesday morning. Alex Chadwick talks with Dahlia Lithwick about the ruling. Listen to the segment.