January 28th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, Delegates explainer, "The Child Man," Steven Pinker on Morality, Gordon B. Hinckley's legacy, Kennedy endorses Obama.
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January 28th Show

In our first hour today, we will talk about how the delegation system works in presidential campaigns. When you try to find answers to how exactly the system works, most are met with blank stares. So today we'll ask two people to explain the whole process and why the delegate count is so vital in campaigns. At the end of that hour, author Kay Hymowitz takes the Peter Pan syndrome a step further and looks at the dude who has happily plopped down in the center of the abyss that lies between adolescence and adulthood. She explains why he's not good for society in her op-ed entitled "The Child Man" that appears in The Dallas Morning News.

In our second hour, we will explore the science of morality... according to author Steven Pinker. In his new book The Moral Instinct, Pinker examines how moral dilemmas play into human behavior. How do YOU decide what is a moral issue...and what is not? Following that discussion, NPR's Howard Berkes will talk about the life and legacy of Gordon B. Hinckley, the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who died yesterday. We'll finish up with some tape from Sen. Edward Kennedy's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for president.