Slate on Day to Day for the week of Feb. 13.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Feb. 13.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of Feb. 13.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
Feb. 14 2006 7:13 PM

Cruel and Unusual Injections

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006

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Jurisprudence: Cruel, Unusual Injections?
Several death row inmates, including Michael Morales in California, are challenging their sentences on the grounds that lethal injection is cruel and unusual punishment. Alex Chadwick talks to Dahlia Lithwick about the legal objections to lethal injection. Listen to the segment.

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Monday, Feb. 13, 2006

Medical Examiner: A Man-Made "Red Flu"?
The global threat of an outbreak of avian flu has researchers focused on studying how influenza spreads. In their studies, some scientists have found evidence that the "red flu" of 1977 was man-made. Madeleine Brand talks about those findings with Dr. Sydney Spiesel, a Connecticut pediatrician. Listen to the segment.