July 14th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, the U.S. government comes to the rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and on our opinion page, what Barack Obama can learn from Jesse Jackson. In our second hour, how to clear your name after you've been falsely accused. Fol...
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July 14th Show

The U.S. government has pledged to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in an attempt to bolster eroding confidence in the nation's largest mortgage finance companies. In our first hour we'll talk to Dean Foust, Atlanta bureau chief for Business Week, and Gretchen Morgenson, business columnist for The New York Times, about the bailout what the government's plan means for the housing market. At the end of the hour, Eric Easter, editor-in- chief of ebonyjet.com explains why Barack Obama should learn from Jesse Jackson that it's not just what you say, but where, when and to whom you say it that matters as well. Easter's op-ed is entitled "What Jesse Jackson Said."

Although authorities in Colorado have ruled out the Ramsey family as suspects in the murder of their 6-year-old daughter JonBenet, John Ramsey has been quoted as saying that "no matter what, some people will always believe that [he's] responsible for the death of his daughter..." When someone is falsely accused, how do he get his reputation back? In our second hour, we'll talk about clearing your name. Following that, we'll talk to Gina Gray, a former public affairs director at Arlington National Cemetery. Gray will explain how her efforts to restore media coverage of military funerals at the cemetery recently got her fired.