Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Press Box: It's Raining Hurricane Cliches
Hurricane season means more reporters in yellow rain slickers, shouting over wind and sideways rain from storm "hot spots." And it means a repeat of the cliches that are normally a dramatic part of television hurricane coverage. Madeleine Brand speaks with Jack Shafer about preparing for the "perfect storm" of hurricane jargon this summer. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Medical Examiner: The Genetics of Desire
A human being's sex drive may be determined in part by inherited genes. Scientists have discovered that a gene that influences personality may also affect a person's sexual desire and function. Madeleine Brand discusses the issue with Dr. Sydney Spiesel, a professor at Yale Medical School. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: The Laws of Internet Dating
We've all heard about the "laws of attraction"—but what about the laws of Internet dating? Online dating services and some of their users have been accused of committing fraud. Madeleine Brand speaks with Dahlia Lithwick about the regulations, if any, that govern Internet dating. Listen to the segment.