June 12th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, LA Times Supreme Court reporter David Savage outlines today's court ruling in favor of detainees held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Following that, the writer and director of Bigger, Stronger, Faster: The Side Effects of Being Amer...
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June 12th Show

Last show of the week. Here's what's happening today:

This morning, the United States Supreme Court ruled (in a 5-4 decision) that the 270 terrorism suspects held as prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will be allowed to seek release in federal courts and fight their continued detention. This decision comes as a major blow to the Bush administration. In today's first hour, Los Angeles Times Supreme Court reporter David Savage will detail the ruling and its possible affect on military tribunals already underway at Guantanamo. Following that discussion, the writer and director of the documentary Bigger, Stronger, Faster: The Side Effects of Being American will explain why he feels the prevalence of steroid use in our society is really not that big of a deal.

According to Timothy Pychyl, "procrastination is NOT a time management problem". But it could mean you're doing a shoddy job at managing your time. Dr. Pychyl will join us to outline the reason why we procrastinate and how to prioritize what's really important in our lives. To my credit, I will say I did not call up an old friend or clean my office before writing this blog. Perhaps it means I'm working in a procrastination-free zone. However, I do find it slightly comical and worth mentioning that we are airing this topic in our SECOND hour. At the end of that hour, we'll talk to Time magazine reporter Steven Gray about today's closing arguments in the trial of R&B singer R. Kelly.