Slate on Day to Day for the week of May 8.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of May 8.

Slate on Day to Day for the week of May 8.

Slate stories on NPR's Day to Day.
May 10 2006 3:36 PM

Mmm Mmm MSG

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.


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.