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September 17th Show

Kanye West jumped onstage during Taylor Swift's speech. Whatever happened to civility? We'll talk with Ask Amy in today's second hour. Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images hide caption

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Kanye West jumped onstage during Taylor Swift's speech. Whatever happened to civility? We'll talk with Ask Amy in today's second hour.

Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Does This Health Bill Stand A Chance?
A healthcare overhaul proposal was released yesterday by Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus. So far, the "Baucus bill" has received no support from the GOP, and a tepid response from many Democrats. Guests on the program discuss what exactly is in the bill, what a healthcare overhaul would mean for you, and whether or not anyone will actually vote for it.

The End Of Civility?
The past week has seen its fair share of celebrity outbursts. Kanye West ruined Taylor Swift's big moment at the MTV video music awards. And tennis star Serena Williams dropped the F-bomb on a line judge. And of course Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst is still making headlines. So whatever happened to civility? We'll ask Chicago Tribune syndicated columnist Amy Dickinson whether or not civility is dead.

Twitter Turmoil In Court
Social media tools are changing coutrooms across the country. Jurors tweet during trial, lawyers blog about cases and judges face calls for mistrials. A district court judge and an attorney talk about how social media is popping up in courtrooms, how it can derail cases and actions taking place to stop it.

Going Very, Very Green And Dragging Your Family Along
Environmentalist Colin Beavan embarked on a year-long journey to have zero impact on the environment. A new documentary, entitled No Impact Man, shows Beavan and his family eating locally grown food, going without new clothes and living without electricity. Beavan explains whether or not it was all worth it, and his wife Michelle tells us how she put up with the changes.