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May 25 2007 5:23 PM

Pirates Ahoy

Friday, May 25, 2007

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Summary Judgment: New Movies
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.

Human Nature: 365-Day Birth Control Pill Stirs Controversy
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.

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
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.

Medical Examiner: Pierced Nipples Problematic in Breast Feeding
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.

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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. 

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Why Do Some People See the Virgin Mary in Grilled Cheese?

The science that explains the human need to find meaning in coincidences.

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