November 18th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, "frenemies" and a profile on Mark Cuban. In our second hour, girls and ADHD, and Sen. Joe Lieberman's political future.
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November 18th Show

"Keep your friends close... and your enemies closer." It's an easy thing to say (especially if you say it in your iciest Michael Corleone voice) but is it an easy - or wise - thing to DO? President-elect Barack Obama is seriously considering it... modeling the gutsy move after President Abraham Lincoln who courageously gave several posts in his cabinet to his politcal enemies. In our first hour today, we'll look at the consequences of rubbing elbows and making nice with your "frenemies." Have you had to do it at work or in your personal life? Do you regret it, or did you make it work to your advantage? At the end of the hour, we'll talk about Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban who has been charged with insider trading by the SEC. Have we learned nothing from Martha Stewart?

In our second hour, we'll talk about the effects of ADHD on young girls. Although a majority of ADHD studies have concentrated on boys, some recent research found that just as many girls struggle with the disorder but tend to be overlooked. We'll talk with a researcher on girls with ADHD about why they are under-diagnosed. And we want to hear from you, particularly women and girls with ADHD, and the parents of girls struggling with the disorder. Call us or send in your blog and email comments. At the end of the hour, we'll talk about Sen. Joe Lieberman and his political future. Senate Democrats have allowed Lieberman to hold his post as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee in a vote on Capitol Hill this morning. What does this mean for Congress... and for the Democratic Party?