March 4th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, paying off your credit card, harrowing plane landings, letters, Shamu on love and marriage, Brett Favre.
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March 4th Show

So of course we know we're supposed to pay off our credit cards, but with talk of an impending recession, it seems we need those credit cards more and more often. In our first hour, we'll talk about that darn credit card debt. How to manage it, ways to control it, and advice on how to avoid it altogether. Then, have you seen that video of the plane landing in Germany that was caught in the cross-winds? It's seeing things that like that cause me to make a mental note to pay close attention to the "in case of emergency" spiel before take off next time. We'll go inside the cockpit with George Bibel and find out how much blood, sweat and tears it takes to safely land an aircraft. At the end of the hour, we'll read your email and blog comments about life after serving a long-term prison sentence and the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller.

In our second hour, journalist Amy Sutherland gives us some advice on how to improve your relationships by applying some of the same techniques animal trainers use to tame even the wildest of beasts. She's written it all down in a new book entitled, What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage: Lessons for People from Animals and Their Trainers.
Then we'll give a play-by-play rundown of some of the more memorable moments in the career of Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre. An official announcement that Favre is retiring was made this morning.