March 24th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, 4,000 fallen service members in Iraq, opinion page, "Dirty Jobs," NCAA sweet 16.
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March 24th Show

The number of U.S. military personnel killed in Iraq has reached 4,000. Today, we want to talk about who those men and women were. Call, email or leave us a blog comment with your stories about a loved one who you've lost in the war over the past five years. Tell us what you remember most about them, and how your lives have changed. We will talk about fallen US service members for most of the first hour. Following that, we will talk to Bomani Armah about his Washington Post op-ed where he gives a satirical take on why he feels it's time for Barack Obama to switch gears. His piece is entitled, Okay, Barack. Now Show 'Em Your White Side.

Now I haven't had the gross pleasure of watching the Discovery Channel series called "Dirty Jobs", but what I've heard so far??? EWWW! Mike Rowe, the host of the program, will be our guest in our second hour to talk about what it's like to be knee and elbow deep in some of the more disgustingly messy jobs that could ever grace a resume. We're talking everything from installing a billboard to collecting road kill. Think you can top him? Call in with a dirty job of your own. You may give Mike Rowe ideas for his next episode! After that, we will talk about the sweetness of the NCAA sweet 16!!!