April 21st Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, airline mergers, opinion page, marathon runners.
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April 21st Show

Summer is fast approaching and so is the merger between Northwest and Delta airlines. In our first hour we'll talk about what is happening in the airline industry, and what airline consolidations could mean for travelers still hoping to snag a low fare to their next destination. At the end of the first hour, we'll talk about the latest cover of Time magazine. It boasts a green border and the famous photo of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima — with a crucial difference — they're raising a tree instead of an American flag. Romesh Ratnesar, the deputy managing editor of the magazine, talks about the unfavorable reaction the cover has received — critics say the photo unfairly compares World War Two to global warming.

Today, defending champion Robert Cheruiyot of Kenya won his fourth Boston Marathon in six years — and claimed the largest Boston marathon purse ever. We want to hear from you. Are you a marathon runner? What's the experience really like? And seriously....why do you do it? Speaking of running...our producers are making a mad dash to confirm our final show topic of the day. So stay tuned!