April 28th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, car dealers dealing with a new economy, and pot school. In our second hour, living with epilepsy and Rwanda, revisited.
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April 28th Show

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General Motors is racing to ward off bankruptcy, but many analysts predict their attempts to radically cut debt and costs won't be enough. Meanwhile, the company will phase out Pontiac and Saturn and cut many dealerships. It's a tough time for car companies, for auto workers... and for car dealers. In our first hour, we'll hear from car salesmen about how their business and their sales pitches have changed.

At the end of the hour, we'll talk with Joshua Green, senior editor for The Atlantic, about a California pot school that teaches you how to become a trained professional in the "cannabusiness." We're talking about the LEGAL use of marijuana, folks.

The Talk of the Nation staff came across a startling statistic: In America, epilepsy takes as many lives as breast cancer. In our second hour today, we'll talk with Dr. Orrin Devinsky, a professor of neurology and director for the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in New York, about the neurological disorder, the often overlooked myths about the disease, and the treatments. We'll also hear stories from people who are living with epilepsy.

Then, Philip Gourevitch, staff writer for The New Yorker, will talk about re-visiting the people of Rwanda fifteen years after the Rwandan genocide.