Friday, Feb. 16, 2007
Summary Judgment: This Week's Movie Releases
In this week's round-up of reviews about the latest movies, we'll hear about the supernatural motorcycle-stunt movie Ghost Rider, FBI thriller Breach, romantic comedy Music and Lyrics, and the fantasy/adventure story Bridge to Terabithia. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007
Medical Examiner: Study Shows Allergy Shots Are Effective
New research shows that allergy shots are very effective in treating hay fever and other allergies. The shots should be used only by people suffering from severe symptoms. Dr. Sydney Spiesel talks with Madeleine Brand. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007
War Stories: Four Wars in Iraq? Jurisprudence: Florida Mulls Lethal Injection Problems
Phil Carter served in Iraq as a trainer for that nation's fledgling police force. He says the United States is actually involved in four wars in Iraq: Shiite vs. Shiite, the conflict between Sunni and Shiite, one against the Sunni insurgency, and one against al-Qaida. Listen to the segment.
Several state legislatures are rethinking the rules that govern capital punishment. In Florida, a hearing this week focuses on how the death penalty is administered. The hearing follows a botched lethal injection that led Gov. Jeb Bush to declare a state moratorium on executions. Dahlia Lithwick talks with Alex Chadwick. Listen to the segment.
Jurisprudence: Florida Mulls Lethal Injection Problems
Monday, Feb. 12, 2007
Human Guinea Pig: Trying the Calorie-Reduction Lifestyle
As part of her "Human Guinea Pig" experiments, Emily Yoffe tried extreme dieting. She followed the "Calorie Reduction With Optimum Nutrition" plan, and cut her calorie intake by 30 percent. Yoffe talks about her experience with Madeleine Brand. Listen to the segment.