Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Medical Examiner: Low-Cal for a Long Life?
A recent study suggests a link between extreme low-calorie diets and longer life. But Dr. Sydney Spiesel says he has doubts about the restrictive diets and their effect on metabolism and health. In the long run, would you want to live longer if you knew you would feel hungry all the time? Listen to the segment.
Ad Report Card: Soccer Stars in the Spotlight
The latest television ads for Nike athletic shoes focus on international soccer—the world's most popular sport, but with relatively few fans in the United States. Seth Stevenson says the new commercials could win over even soccer skeptics here in America. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Moussaoui's Insanity Defense Politics: McClellan to Leave, Rove Shifted
Lawyers for confessed al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui are trying to show the jury in the penalty phase of his conspiracy trial that their client suffers from serious mental illness. But can that strategy save him from execution? Alex Chadwick speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about the defense strategy. Listen to the segment.
White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan announced his resignation Wednesday morning, just as the Bush administration revealed that adviser Karl Rove will be moved out of a crucial role in shaping administration policy. Madeleine Brand speaks with John Dickerson about the shake-up at the White House and whether more changes are coming. Listen to the segment.
Politics: McClellan to Leave, Rove Shifted
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Jurisprudence: U.S. Supreme Court TV
A bill moving through the U.S. Senate would force the U.S. Supreme Court to televise its oral arguments—a move strongly opposed by the nine justices, who have historically resisted electronic coverage of court proceedings and only recently allowed audio recordings of selected case arguments. Madeleine Brand discusses the reasons behind the proposal with Dahlia Lithwick. Listen to the segment.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Explainer: Who Cashes Your Tax Check?
Taxpayers across the country are scribbling out checks to the United States Treasury. What happens to that check after it's dropped in the mailbox? Andy Bowers explains where the money goes. Listen to the segment.