June 19th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, two women soldiers and the director of the film "Lioness" discuss the reality of combat for women soldiers in the Iraq war . Then we will talk to Midwesterners about how they are coping with severe flooding in their area. In o...
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June 19th Show

In our first hour today, we'll talk about a new documentary film called Lioness that goes inside a unit of female soldiers called Team Lioness and details the effects the Iraq war has on women soldiers who serve in combat situations. Two soldiers from Team Lioness and one of the filmmakers explain the realities of combat in Iraq. Following that, we talk to Midwesterns about how they are coping with the flooding that continues to affect large parts of Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

You know the old adage, "There's someone out there for everyone." Well, according to author Richard Florida, you could add to that "...and there's a CITY out there for everyone, too." Florida's book is entitled, Who's Your City?: How the Creative Economy Is Making Where to Live the Most Important Decision of Your Life. In it, Florida says where you choose to live is even more important than choosing a career... and even a spouse. Tell us: If your city had a personality, what would it be? And does it mesh with your own? Who's YOUR city? At the end of the hour, we'll talk a little more about Tiger Woods's dramatic playoff win at the U.S. Open and how he managed to pull it off with a torn ACL and multiple stress fractures. New York Times magazine writer Chip Brown talks about how Woods sitting out the rest of the 2008 PGA Tour season could affect the game of golf.