Friday, June 2, 2006
Human Guinea Pig: Entertaining a Kid's Party
Emily Yoffe has tried out some tough and unusual jobs—beauty contestant, street musician, telemarketer—so you don't have to. This time, Yoffe shares her experience performing as an entertainer at children's party. Listen to the segment.
Summary Judgment: The Break-Up, The Peaceful Warrior, B-13
Mark Jordan Legan reviews what critics are saying about his weekend's movie releases, including The Break-Up, The Peaceful Warrior,and the French action film B-13. Listen to the segment.
Thursday, June 1, 2006
Politics: Zinsmeister's Web Spin Control
Karl Zinsmeister, the new domestic policy adviser to President Bush, was quoted as calling people in the nation's capital "morally repugnant, cheating, shifty human beings." He tried to alter those remarks at a Web site that posted those original comments. Madeleine Brand discusses the controversy surrounding Zinsmeister's comments—and his attempt to soften them—with John Dickerson. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Jurisprudence: Rights of Whistle-Blowers
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that limits the rights of government whistle-blowers to seek compensation for firing or other retaliation. Alex Chadwick speaks to Dahlia Lithwick about what the decision could mean for government employees who take their work concerns to the public. Listen to the segment.