Characterizing the Court

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

NPR legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg, looks at the role of precedent in Supreme Court decisions and how Chief Justice Roberts is making his mark. And how many experts does it take to screw in a compact fluorescent lightbulb? We'll look at how to make the switch from incandescent to CFL. Plus: therapist Michael Gurian on supporting your child's unique personality, and No Impact Man on the joys of walking.

Characterizing the Court

Nina Totenberg, legal affairs correspondent for National Public Radio, sizes up the third Supreme Court session under Chief Justice Roberts and looks at the role of precedent today.


Green Light

Jennifer Bogo, senior science editor at Popular Mechanics magazine, and architectural lighting designer Gary Gordon, on why and how people can use compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs).

Popular Mechanics tested a number of CFLs, and you can read their findings here. For ...

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Albania, New York

Stacy Sullivan, journalist and author, Be Not Afraid, for You Have Sons in America: How a Brooklyn Roofer Helped Lure the U.S. into the Kosovo War (2004, St. Martin's Press) tells us about the Albanian community in the region and the reaction to the arrest of the Duka brothers for ...

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Nature Nurtured

Michael Gurian, family therapist, founder of the Gurian Institute, an educational training organization, and author of Nurture the Nature: Understanding and Supporting Your Child's Unique Core Personality (Wiley 2007), talks about child rearing and development.

Nurture the Nature is available for purchase at

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Foot Power

In our series on non-car transporation, Colin Beavan, who has vowed to have zero impact on the environment for one year, looks at what it's like to walk from A to B.


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