November 30, 2001

What's being called the "Ames strain" of anthrax is responsible for the death of a Florida man, and could have originated from a collection of anthrax strains at Iowa State University. Dr. Jim Roth, assistant dean for international programs at Iowa State, talks with Todd about the history of the "Ames strain", and the various anthrax bacterias the school has had since 1928.

Todd talks with Bert van Zelst, Director of the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education, about the center's closure. He discusses how they worked to study the deterioration and preservation of museum objects.

Our film reviewer, Tim Dugdale, returns to the studio talk about "Behind Enemy Lines", and upcoming holiday films. Dugdale is film critic for "The Todd Mundt Show" and the "Detroit Metro Times".