Shields and Brooks

  • March 15, 2013   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    It’s time for another edition of the Doubleheader, when we discuss the politics of sports and the sport of politics with syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. This week, in the more serious portion of … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2013   BY Jenny Marder  

    In the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts plays a scantily-clad file clerk in a small law firm who traces a cluster of health problems in a California desert town to a chemical in the groundwater there, and traces the … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2013  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and syndicated columnist Mark Shields talk with Judy Woodruff about who was and wasn’t at the annual CPAC meeting, whether President Obama’s bipartisan outreach to Congress will produce results, plus words on what the new pope’s leadership may mean for the Catholic Church. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2013   BY Jenny Marder  

    Oh to be Chris Hadfield, eating maple syrup from a tube and casually gazing down at a smoke plume streaming from Italy’s Mount Etna volcano while performing experiments to improve the metal in turbine blades and dental fillings. The good … Continue reading

  • March 8, 2013   BY Jenny Marder  

    This animation shows the path of the magnetic field that was discharged from the sun causing the Curiosity team to power down the rover this week. The modeling was carried out at the NASA Goddard Space Weather Research Center. Earlier … Continue reading

  • March 8, 2013  

    New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus talk with Jeffrey Brown about February’s job report and how much politics and the government policy — sequestration in particular — effect the economy, plus the possibility of a bipartisan budget agreement and Rand Paul’s John Brennan filibuster. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2013   BY Jenny Marder and Rebecca Jacobson  

    A lab technician pipettes liquid into test tubes. Photo by Photo by Apostrophe Productions. Scientists nationwide are bracing for the impacts of the sequestration cuts, which are poised to strike a fierce blow to research. Policymakers aren’t the only ones … Continue reading

  • March 5, 2013  

    Natalie Randolph is one of the first women to head a high school football team, but to her students she is more than a coach. At Coolidge High School in Washington, Coach Randolph prioritizes academics by ensuring athletes attend study hall before practice. Jeffrey Brown talks to Randolph about success on and off the field. Continue reading

  • March 1, 2013   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    The Doubleheader is back with the politics of sports and the sport of politics. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, New York Times columnist David Brooks and I tackle March Madness allegiances, the Oscar picks from last week (that I should have … Continue reading

  • March 1, 2013   BY Jenny Marder  

    The ocean, by some estimates, holds enough salt to cover the entire surface of the Earth, layered to the height of a 40-story office building. Much of the salt in the ocean comes from rock that gets eroded by slightly-acidic … Continue reading