Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Food: Is MSG Making a Comeback?
Is the often reviled cooking ingredient monosodium glutamate making a comeback? Sara Dickerman explains why some chefs now say they favor the much-maligned MSG. Listen to the segment.
Ad Report Card: VW's Jetta Surprise
Seth Stevenson reviews a new series of television ads for the Volkswagen Jetta. The spots feature drivers and passengers having everyday conversations when they are suddenly involved in a front-end collision. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Politics: If Democrats Take Over Congress If the Democratic Party wins enough races in the November 2006 election to win a majority in the House of Representatives, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says she may start investigating the Bush administration. Alex Chadwick talks with John Dickerson about what the nation might expect from a Pelosi-led Congress. Listen to the segment. Jurisprudence: War on Terror Surprises
Convicted Sept. 11 conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui wants a new trial, and President Bush says he wants to close the U.S.-run prison at Guantanamo Bay. Madeleine Brand talks about both of these surprising developments with Dahlia Lithwick. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: War on Terror Surprises
Monday, May 8, 2006
Medical Examiner: Steroids for Sinus Pain
Antibiotics are not always the best treatment for sinus pain—steroid nasal sprays can bring more relief than antibiotics for many sinus-pain sufferers. Dr. Sydney Spiesel, a professor at Yale Medical School, speaks with Madeleine Brand about sinus remedies. Listen to the segment.