September 27th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's program, Supreme Court preview, dogs as shopping buddies, aging gracefully and offsetting away guilt.
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September 27th Show

For our last show of the week... oh my, and for the month of September (time. it does fly) here is what we're working on today:

Next Monday is considered to be "first Monday" in the Supreme Court world. The first Monday in October marks the start of the court's new term. Los Angeles Times Supreme Court reporter David Savage will give us a sneak preview on some upcoming cases, including voter IDs, the lethal injection debate, and others. Following that topic, we're going to ask the women a question. Do you tuck your dog in your handbag as your personal travel accessory? Chicago Tribune's syndicated columnist Ask Amy's" Amy Dickinson has received a lot of letters about this growing trend. At this rate, we may need to go from referring to dogs as 'man's best friend' to 'girl's best shopping buddy.' Paris Hilton, anyone?

In our second hour, Nicole Hollander joins us. She is the creator of the comic strip Sylvia and has written a new book entitled, Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial. She puts a much needed humorous spin on getting older, and according to the title of her first entry, "the sixties are your most creative years." After that, Peter Schweizer of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University will suggest ways we can offset away our guilt. According to his op-ed that appeared in USA Today, moral offsets can be applied to all areas of our lives that we would otherwise like to erase.

Anthony Brooks will be with us all next week. Enjoy today's program!