April 24th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, anti-depressants, politics at work, "The Ten Cent Plague", the Frugalista.
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April 24th Show

In our first hour today, we will talk to two doctors about the long-term effects of taking anti-depressants and will explain the physiological and psychological effects of taking them for many years. Tell us your story. Did you grow up on anti-depressants? How has this affected you? At the end of the hour, do musings, debates or all out rants about this presidential election have any place in the workplace? We'll ask syndicated columnist "Ask Amy" how to handle political discussions at work.

In our second hour, author David Hajdu explains how the early censorship of comic books created a movement that contributed to the demise of businesses, economic stability and the behavior of its young readers. Hajdu takes a look at the evolution of comic books and graphic novels in his new book, The 10 Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America. Which side of the comic book generation gap are you on? Following that, blogger and Miami Herald reporter Natalie McNeal talks about the extent of her personal "vow of frugality" as a way to get right with her money.