Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Ad Report Card: It's a Dunkin' Donut World
Seth Stevenson grades the new ad campaign from Dunkin' Donuts, which promotes a world fueled by Dunkin' Donuts coffee. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Immigrant Hiring and RICO
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing a case Wednesday about whether prosecutors can use federal racketeering laws to try corporations allegedly hiring people living and working in the United States illegally. Madeleine Brand talks with Dahlia Lithwick about whether the case could set a precedent for other immigration cases. Listen to the segment.
Politics: Snow Takes Bush Spokesman Job
President Bush on Wednesday named conservative commentator and talk-radio personality Tony Snow as the new White House press secretary. Madeleine Brand speaks with John Dickerson about what the former Fox News anchor and commentator will bring to the job. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Jurisprudence: Duke Rape Case Rorschach
Dahlia Lithwick says the rape case involving two members of the Duke University lacrosse team can be seen as a Rorschach test for U.S. views on rape. Pundits, she says, are using the case to air preconceived opinions about rape and the legal system. Listen to the segment.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Culturebox: Stop Blogging and Get to Work
Could blogging be a distraction for serious writers? Blogger Sarah Hepola thinks so: She had hoped blogging would help her write a book, but it kept her from writing a book instead. Hepola wrote about her experience for Slate, and offers a commentary about giving up her blog. Listen to the segment.