November 18th Show : Blog Of The Nation Today's Talk: The Political Junkie with Matt Continetti, "Doc Ford" series author Randy Wayne White, your questions about mammograms, and more.
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November 18th Show

A display at Old Harbor Books in Sitka, Alaska, features Going Rogue, and a note that profits from the book's sale will be given to the Defenders of Wildlife organization in their effort to end aerial wolf hunting. James Poulson/AP Photo/Daily Sitka Sentinel hide caption

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A display at Old Harbor Books in Sitka, Alaska, features Going Rogue, and a note that profits from the book's sale will be given to the Defenders of Wildlife organization in their effort to end aerial wolf hunting.

James Poulson/AP Photo/Daily Sitka Sentinel

Political Junkie Goes Rogue
It's been all-Sarah-all-the-time since the former Alaska governor rolled out her memoir on Oprah. We'll have our own chat fest with Matt Continetti of the Weekly Standard who has a new book called The Persecution of Sarah Palin. Plus, West Virginia Senator Robert Byrd captures Congress's longevity award, and losing Independent candidate Douglas Hoffman of New York's 23rd congressional district "unconcedes." Ken Rudin tells us what it all means on today's Wasilla-to-Washington edition of Political Junkie.

'Doc Ford' Creator Randy Wayne White
Randy Wayne White spent thirteen years as a tackle fishing guide — before he began to probe the mysteries of Southwest Florida in his 'Doc Ford' mystery series. Rebecca Roberts talks with host Neal Conan and Randy Wayne White from Fort Myers, Florida.

More On Mammograms
New breast cancer guidelines were issued earlier this week by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The panel withdrew its recommendation for mammograms after forty — saying the average woman can wait until fifty — and discouraged the teaching of self breast examinations. We'll talk about how the study was made, and what it means for breast cancer prevention, and you.

...Plus a fabulous 4th segment, TBD!