October 18th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, Iraq veterans talk about coming home, the Motley Fool, and The Del McCoury Band.
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October 18th Show

On the final show of the week, here is what we are working on for you:

In our first hour, we'll talk about a blog entitled Home Fires that appears on The New York Times website. The blog features the insights of five members of the United States military about returning home after serving in the Iraq war. Two of the five veterans featured on the blog will join the program today and talk about their experiences coming back to everyday American life and how writing has helped them move forward. We'd also like to hear from you. If you have returned home after serving in the war, what was the transition like for you? Later in that hour, it's our monthly visit with The Motley Fool's David Gardiner. He will discuss market and investment strategies and check in on our Talk of the Nation fantasy portfolio. Are we millionaires yet???

For our full second hour, we will hear live music from bluegrass legends The Del McCoury Band. The entire band will join us. Del McCoury will be on guitar along with his sons, Ronnie on mandolin and Rob on banjo. Joining them will be Alan Bartram on bass and Jason Carter on fiddle. Between tunes, they will chat about the traditions and evolution of bluegrass music. Be sure to call in with your questions for The Del McCoury Band.

Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend!!