September 16th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, women and Sarah Palin, and econonaut Adam Davidson talks about what the current financial crisis means for your money. In our second hour, biographer Matt Birkbeck deconstructs Sammy Davis, Jr, we'll read from your email and bl...
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September 16th Show

Here's a quick look at what's coming up on the show today:

Pollsters are saying that women hold the key to this presidential election and it looks like Republican John McCain got a boost with that vote since picking Sarah Palin as his running mate. In our first hour, we'll talk with three women, each with a different perspective, about the 'politics of Palin.' And we want to hear from you... and from women listeners in particular. What does Sarah Palin's candidacy mean to you? And after our big picture look at the news on Wall Street on our show yesterday, at the end of the first hour our own econonaut Adam Davidson will answer your questions about what the current financial crisis could mean for your money.

Sammy Davis, Jr. earned more than fifty million dollars as an actor, singer, dancer, comedian and member of the Rat Pack. But he died broke and owing the IRS seven million dollars. Biographer Matt Birkbeck will join us in our second hour to talk about Davis' life, how he lost everything he worked for, and attempts by those close to Davis to restore his legacy. Birkbeck's book is called Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, Madness, and the Mob. Following that, we'll read some of your email and blog comments on past shows. Then, the founder of and the Director of the Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson University debate whether or not test sharing websites are simply another form of cheating.