Tuesday, April 4, 2006
Politics: National Impact of DeLay Resignation
His future clouded by ethics charges and criminal investigations, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, says he will resign from Congress. Democrats have used DeLay as an example of what they call the "culture of corruption" in the Republican-controlled federal legislature. Madeleine Brand speaks with John Dickerson about the impact DeLay's resignation could have on national politics. Listen to the segment.
Monday, April 3, 2006
Human Guinea Pig: Paparazza for a Day
The paparazzi might be one of the most reviled groups in Hollywood—but that didn't stop Emily Yoffe from trying to join the world of celebrity photographers. Madeleine Brand talks to Yoffe about her experience as a paparazza in Los Angeles, stalking her famous prey in the bountiful hunting grounds of Beverly Hills, Calif. Listen to the segment.
Medical Examiner: New Cure for Kidney Stones
If you suffer from kidney stones, you know how painful it can be—and the treatment isn't too pleasant, either. But there may be an alternative. Madeleine Brand speaks with Dr. Sydney Spiesel about a new medication that helps get rid of kidney stones. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: High Court Dodges Padilla
The U.S. Supreme Court has yet again dodged a controversial issue, deciding not to review whether Jose Padilla, an American citizen held for years by the United States as an enemy combatant, was improperly detained. Madeleine Brand talks to Dahlia Lithwick about the decision, which was opposed by three justices. Listen to the segment.