Friday, Sept. 19, 2008
Politics: Why NPR and ABC Presidential Polls Contradict Each Other
New polls show the presidential race tightening. A Washington Post/ABC News poll has Obama leading by single digits. But an NPR poll shows that McCain is leading by two points.
"We have to take all numbers with a huge grain of salt," chief political correspondent John Dickerson tells Alex Chadwick. He reads between the numbers and discusses whether we can expect a "historic debate moment." Listen to the segment.
What's Up, Doc?: Med School Tied to Suicidal Thoughts
A new study shows that about half of all medical students suffer from burnout, and one in 10 has suicidal thoughts. Madeleine Brand speaks with medical contributor Dr. Sydney Spiesel about what's behind these figures. Listen to the segment.
TODAY IN SLATE
Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.
The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly
Natasha Lyonne Is Coming to the Live Culture Gabfest. Are You?
A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently
How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.
How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully
On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.