April 9th Show : Blog Of The Nation On today's show, Political Junkie, subway mom, "Five Years of my Life," cheerleaders on youtube.
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April 9th Show

We hope you enjoyed our program yesterday from the Newseum. Today, we're back at home in Studio 3A...and here's what's coming up:

In this week's edition of the Political Junkie, NPR's Ken Rudin talks about yesterday's testimonies by General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the stepping down of Hillary Clinton's chief strategist, and former Republican congressman Bob Barr's possible run for president...as a Libertarian. And of course we'll test your political savvy with this week's trivia question. At the end of the hour, we'll talk New York Sun reporter Lenore Skenazy about the overwhelming response she received when she wrote about her decision to let her 9-year-old ride the New York subway alone.

In our second hour, we'll talk to Murat Kurnaz about his book called Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo. In it, Kurnaz details his experience of spending five years being tortured and interrogated by U.S. military personnel in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. At the end of the hour, author Rosalind Wiseman talks about bullying behavior in light of a YouTube video that shows a sixteen year old girl being attacked by cheerleaders on her squad.