Friday, Feb. 10, 2006
Summary Judgment: Firewall, Curious George, The Pink Panther
Mark Jordan Legan offers a roundup of what movie critics are saying about this weekend's releases: Firewall, Curious George, and The Pink Panther. Listen to the segment.
Family: Denying My Son Birthday Presents
Emily Bazelon has tried to put a stop to gift-giving at her son's birthday parties. The results have been mixed—Madeleine Brand talks to Bazelon about her alternative approach to the traditional gift-giving moment, and what she's doing in its place. Listen to the segment.
Explainer: Finding Danish Flags to Burn
A Danish newspaper recently republished editorial cartoons that depict the Prophet Mohammed—a serious offense in the Islamic religion, which has strong prohibitions against idolatry. The cartoons set off protests against Denmark and the Western world in many Islamic nations, and burning the Danish flag is a central part of the protests. But just where do Muslim protesters get their Danish flags? Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006
Politics: McCain, Obama Clash on Reform
Alex Chadwick talks with John Dickerson about an acerbic exchange of letters between Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois on the issue of lobbying reform, sparked by the bribery and corruption allegations surrounding Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Listen to the segment.
Monday, Feb. 6, 2006
Medical Examiner: Xenical OTC
A new weight-loss drug is about to be approved by the Federal Drug Administration for over-the-counter sale. Madeleine Brand talks with Dr. Sydney Spiesel, a Connecticut pediatrician, about the pros and cons of orlistat, currently marketed as the prescription drug Xenical. Listen to the segment.