Wednesday, May 26, 2004
After yesterday's interview with Joshua Foer on the political orientation of college students (see yesterday's entry), we received an interesting email from a listener.
I graduated from college five years ago and am a little irritated by the expectation of many people in my parents' generation that college students should be vanguard of liberal protest movements in this country. I'm a pretty liberal guy, but I think this idea that it's traditional and only right for college students to hugely activist is just plain wrong. As far as I know, the only period in which that was the case was the 60s and 70s, and the issues facing our country were hugely different from the ones we face today. Rather than complain about how apathetic college students are these days, people should accept and engage their ideas on their own terms. The constant comparison to past generations gets us nowhere.
So we followed up today with a call-in today for students on whether they agreed with the sentiments expressed by our emailer.
Click below to read a selection of comments from listeners who emailed during the show.
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Friday, May 21, 2004
Thursday, May 20, 2004
A: Until yesterday, the consensus would probably have been for Richard Ben-Veniste. Last month, he made the ordinarily unflappable Condoleezza Rice squirm as he demanded the name of the August 6, 2001 President's Daily Briefing (it was "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.")
But asked to explain the ...
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Joseph Darby, the whistleblower who first alerted the world to the abuses taking place at Abu Ghraib prison, is an extremely unpopular man in the Western Maryland town he calls home. According to the May 17 Washington Post, many locals believe Darby's actions imperilled his fellow servicemen and can't ...
Monday, May 17, 2004
Friday, May 14, 2004
Today we got a preview of summer movies from the New York Times' Jodi Kantor. She told us that about 500 movies will get cinematic release this summer, more than twice the normal crop of 200. Her tip: if you see just one Harry Potter flick, make it 2004's Prisoner ...
Thursday, May 13, 2004
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Monday, May 10, 2004
Friday, May 07, 2004
This morning two community activists tangled—and sometimes tangoed—over plans to build a Nets arena in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Bertha Lewis, whose ACORN organization advocates for poor New Yorkers, is working with the developer to make plans for 900 new units of affordable housing. Joel Towers, a professor of ...
Thursday, May 06, 2004
Tuesday, May 04, 2004
Former Defense Sec’y Robert McNamara (who referred to himself as former Secretary of State) appeared with anti-nuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott (who said she’s not an anti-nuclear activist but a pediatrician and specialist in global preventive medicine). Strange bedfellows? Maybe, but they’re talking about the remaining threat from ...
Monday, May 03, 2004
On today’s show, we play excerpts from John Kerry’s Westminster College speech Friday, his most specific yet about what he’d do differently in Iraq. Wonder why this was only on page A12 of Saturday’s NY Times. Here is a link to the full text. http://www.johnkerry.com/pressroom/speeches/spc_2004_0430.html
And we ...
Friday, April 30, 2004
Some email from listeners today:
On blacking out Ted Koppel tonight:
“… when the clean up of the Trade Center was celebrated, part of the ceremony was a reading of all the names of the dead, complete with flags waving and tears. No one objected to that.”
On the ...
Thursday, April 29, 2004
Read an excerpt from the 9/11 commission Staff Statement regarding the evacuation of Saudi Flights in the days after the September 11 attacks.
Read Craig Unger's piece about the flights from Vanity Fair
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