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The Language Of Baseball: In Is Out And Foul Is Fair

Why is it called a foul ball? Why not just say it's out? Commentator Frank Deford doth wonder if the language in baseball hath Shakespearean roots.

Letters: CEO Of Delta, Olympic Gaffes

Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about the CEO of Delta Airlines and Olympic gaffes.

How To Help Your Tween Use Facebook, Safely

Facebook is reportedly considering a way to allow children under 13 to use the social networking site. Stephen Balkam is the chief executive and founder of the Family Online Safety Institute, of which Facebook is a member. He lays out steps to help parents protect their children on Facebook.

Op-Ed: Eugenics Specter Hangs Over DNA Sequencing

Researchers have mapped the entire genome of a fetus using only a blood sample from the mother and a saliva sample from the father. In the New York Times, Ross Douthat argues this sort of research raises new questions about reproductive ethics, for expectant parents and society as a whole.

Hey Celebs, Are You Lonesome Tonight? Siri's Gotcha

The latest iPhone Siri ads, featuring actors Samuel L. Jackson, John Malkovich and Zooey Deschanel, are entertaining enough — if you enjoy watching people talking to themselves. Sure, Apple seems to be pushing its smartphone, but the subtler message may be about something else.

When A Job Interview Turns Into Psychoanalysis

Why should someone who wants a job have to confide their fears, flaws and darkest dreams to total — judgmental — strangers? A job interview is a professional encounter, after all, not psychoanalysis, a religious confession, a third date or family therapy.
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Kevin Bleyer: "Me The People: One Man's Selfless Quest To Rewrite The Constitution Of the United States of America"

Kevin Bleyer is an Emmy Award-winning writer for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" and a joke writer for President Barack Obama. He just published a humorous rewrite of the U.S. Constitution, and joins Diane to discuss what he learned about American history and values along the way.


Week In Politics: Wisconsin Recall, Presidential Race

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Wisconsin recall vote and the ongoing presidential race.