September 14th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, Is this any way to treat the President?, and the opinion page looks at health and personal responsibility. In our second hour, the collapse of Lehman Bros. one year later, and However Tall the Mountain.
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September 14th Show

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Is This Any Way To Treat A President?
Since last week's presidential address to a joint session of Congress, the buzz seems to be just as much about Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst ("You lie!") directed toward the President as it is about health care. This marks another moment in a long history of passionate dissent in Washington. Presidential historians discuss the line between appropriate dissent and disrespect, and Chicago Tribune columnist Dawn Turner Trice talks about whether or not race plays a role in this debate.

Who's Responsible For Your Health?
Taking personal responsibility for your health is not that simple, argues Mary Schmich. In an column for the Chicago Tribune, Schmich states that not everyone has an equal opportunity to stay healthy, writing"...not everyone can afford to buy organic, join the gym, live in a walkable neighborhood." What stops you from living the healthy lifestyle you know that you should?

Meltdown On Wall Street: One Year Later
Lehman Brothers collapsed a year ago this week and the economic meltdown that followed promised a transformation on Wall Street. Guests recall the disintegration of the banking giant, and what has really changed in our financial system over the past year.

Eight Afghan Girls Risk Their Lives For Soccer
Five years ago, Awista Ayub, an Afghani immigrant to the United States, formed the Afghan Youth Sports Exchange and brought eight Afghan girls to the play soccer. Ayub talks about the challenges of putting together the soccer team and the young girls' experience of playing soccer outside of their war-torn country. Ayub's book is entitled, However Tall the Mountain: A Dream, Eight Girls, & a Journey Home.