Friday, May 25, 2007
Summary Judgment: New Movies Human Nature: 365-Day Birth Control Pill Stirs Controversy
In this week's roundup, hear what critics are saying about Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Bug, and Angel-A. Listen to the segment.
A new birth control pill that eliminates women's monthly periods gained Food and Drug Administration approval this week. The contraceptive, called Lybrel, is the first form of birth control that's taken every day, 365 days a year. Will Saletan talks with Madeleine Brand. Listen to the segment.
Human Nature: 365-Day Birth Control Pill Stirs Controversy
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Politics: "The Big Question" Examines the GOP's Giuliani
Is Republican presidential hopeful Rudolph Giuliani too moderate to be the GOP's nominee? That is the question John Dickerson asks this week in the Big Question. Dickerson talks with Madeleine Brand about the new series. Listen to the segment.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Jurisprudence: Inquiry of Federal Prosecutor Firings Continues
The investigation into the firings of eight federal prosecutors, and whether the moves were politically motivated, continues Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The House Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Monica Goodling, a former Justice Department liaison with the White House. Dahlia Lithwick talks about the hearing with Madeleine Brand. Listen to the segment.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Jurisprudence: Former Gonzales Staffer Prepares To Testify Medical Examiner: Pierced Nipples Problematic in Breast Feeding
Monica Goodling, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' White House liaison, is slated to testify before a House committee on Wednesday. Goodling was involved in the firings of U.S. attorneys, which Democrats say was politically motivated. Justice Department officials say the prosecutors were fired for poor performance. Dahlia Lithwick previews the testimony for Alex Cohen. Listen to the segment.
Women with pierced nipples sometimes run into problems breast feeding. If you are a mom with nipple jewelry, it's hard to know what the risks are because there is no research on the subject. Dr. Sydney Spiesel is a practicing pediatrician at Yale Medical School. He talks to Alex Cohen about the state of medical research when it comes to obscure ailments. Listen to the segment.
Medical Examiner: Pierced Nipples Problematic in Breast Feeding
TODAY IN SLATE
More Than Scottish Pride
Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself.
What Charles Barkley Gets Wrong About Corporal Punishment and Black Culture
Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You
Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows
Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?
The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.
Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.