July 03, 2003

Presidential candidates who were on the cutting-edge began to move their campaigns to the internet in 1996. Today, each candidate running for president has a web site to help advertise and raise money from supporters. Jonah Seiger from George Washington University's Institute for Politics joins Todd to discuss this trend, and how it has helped some candidates significantly raise their national profile.

Scientists at Yale University have designed a new kind of thermometer that uses noise to measure temperature. Rob Schoelkopf, professor of Applied Physics at Yale, joins Todd to discuss the new thermometer. He explains how the device gives highly accurate readings of temperatures, and why it has a much broader field of application than present thermometers.

Writer Nan Mooney joins Todd to discuss the world of Thoroughbred horse racing. She tells Todd about the history of this sport, the equal mix of beauty and danger involved with horse racing, and her personal love affair with the sport. Mooney is author of "My Racing Heart: The Passionate World of Thoroughbreds and the Track."