April 9, 2003

"The Smoking Gun" is a popular website which provides exclusive, legitimate documents obtained from government and law enforcement sources. Todd talks with the site's editor, William Bastone about how the site was formed and how they find their material. They discuss some of their best finds, the difficulties of finding elusive material and what they are trying to accomplish with the site. The website is at www.thesmokinggun.com.

Junk email, also known as "spam", can be one of the most annoying aspects of using a computer. But blocking junk email isn't as easy as it seems. Todd talks with Paul Graham about a spam-filtering program he developed which is considered almost 100 percent effective. Graham is a computer programmer in Cambridge, Massachusettes.

Protecting the environment is difficult AND expensive. Todd talks with Paul Ferraro about his proposal for an economic incentive program for protecting the environment around the world. Ferraro is a professor of economics at Georgia State University.