October 27th Show : Blog Of The Nation In our first hour, changing attitudes concerning climate change, and "A Woman Among Warlords". In our second hour, distracted flying, and catching a foul ball.
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October 27th Show

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Changing Attitudes About Climate Change
It's been three years since Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth made "green" good, and put climate change on the agenda. But a new Pew survey of what Americans believe about climate change shows that concerns about global warming is waning. Guests talk about what's in the Pew survey and examine what could be causing a change in attitude about climate change.

A Woman Among Warlords
Malalai Joya talks about her new memoir A Woman Among Warlords, and her journey from living as a refugee in Iran and Pakistan to becoming the youngest member of Afghanistan's parliament and a staunch advocate for women's rights.

Flying While Distracted
The pilots of Northwest Flight 188, who flew past their destination last week, say they were browsing their laptop computers and didn't notice that it was time to land. This incident opens up the same concerns that come to mind when we hear of distracted drivers who text message. We'll talk about the safety concerns that accompany flying while distracted.

Foul Ball!!!! Hey, Nice Catch!
The 2009 World Series kicks off tomorrow night, and there's no better way to brag to your friends that you were there than by showing them a baseball you caught at the game. Not sure how? Zack Hample has collected over 4,000 baseballs, and has managed to beat the odds in snagging that just-out-of-reach foul ball. (He's caught over 2,000 of them.) Hample gives some tips on how to catch a foul ball at a major league baseball game.