October 3rd, 2007 : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, "green" automobiles, political junkie, living with multiple personalities and the Chicago mob trial.
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October 3rd, 2007

Coming up on the show today:

There are over 200 million cars motoring up and down America's highways. Most of them are powered by gasoline. But according to the authors of a new book, Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future, cars that have electric engines are not in the far-away future. According to the book, scientists and engineers are building electric cars and perfecting hydrogen fuel cells. But what is taking so long? We'll imagine a future of new cars zooming with new fuels with the authors of the book. How much would YOU pay for a "greener" automobile? And it's Wednesday, so like clockwork our own Ken Rudin will join us at the end of the hour. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) seems to be the campaign trail's latest media target. Rudin will talk about why, as well as her neck-and-neck money race with Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), and the conservative Republicans' recent threat to run a third-party candidate.

In our second hour, we are joined by Dr. Richard Baer. He has recently authored a book entitled, Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities. He'll talk about his therapy treatment for his patient's deep-rooted psychic wounds and the reasons why some people inhabit multiple personalities in order to cope with early traumatic experiences. We'll end that hour with Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass who will talk about his coverage and the final verdict of the now infamous so-called "Family Secrets Mob Trial." It has become one of the biggest mob cases in Chicago's history. If nothing else, you gotta love those nicknames.