Friday, March 31, 2006
Explainer: Burning Cocaine
More than a ton of cocaine seized in Kenya in 2004 is still awaiting disposal. Officials there plan to burn the drugs. Andy Bowers offers this "Explainer" about what's involved in burning that much coke. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: Two Sequels and Slither
What are critics are saying about the weekend's movie releases? Films on tap are Basic Instinct 2, Ice Age: The Meltdown, and the slimy horror film Slither. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Jurisprudence: Jury Holds Moussaoui's Fate
The fate of convicted al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui is now in the hands of a jury that will decide whether he deserves the death penalty. Some court observers believe the strongest prosecution testimony came from Moussaoui himself. Alex Chadwick speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about the case. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Ad Report Card: Gatorade, Powerade Feud
Gatorade and Powerade are battling for the hearts of sports-drink fans with television ad campaigns. But one Powerade ad, which touted that drink's lower calorie count, drew a lawsuit from Pepsi, Gatorade's parent company. Coke is the company behind Powerade. Seth Stevenson reports on the dispute. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Jurisprudence: Senate Link to Hamdan Case
U.S. Senate testimony connected to the case of Osama Bin Laden's driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, may play a role in U.S. Supreme Court proceedings Tuesday over Hamdan's legal challenge to military tribunals at the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Alex Chadwick discusses the case with Emily Bazelon. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Osama's Driver Takes Case to U.S. High Court
Osama Bin Laden's former chauffeur, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, is challenging the authority of military tribunals for so-called "enemy combatants" captured in the Bush administration's pursuit of international terrorists. Lawyers for Hamdan are expected to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court that the tribunals are a violation of the constitutional right to due process. Madeleine Brand discusses the case's constitutional implications with Dahlia Lithwick. Listen to the segment.
Politics: Will Card Resignation Soothe GOP?
President Bush's longtime Chief of Staff Andrew Card stepped down Tuesday in the midst of GOP calls for new blood in the White House inner circle. Alex Chadwick speaks with John Dickerson about Card's resignation, and whether it will quiet jittery Republicans as the November midterm elections approach. Listen to the segment.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Medical Examiner: Breast vs. the Bottle
Madeleine Brand speaks with pediatrician Dr. Sydney Spiesel about whether the benefits of breast feeding have been overestimated. Listen to the segment.