Inspired by his love of the 1958 Walt Disney miniseries, The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca, George offered a 'Nine Lives' hotline during Open Lines. Anthony in Kentucky said he is currently on his fourth life, having been run over by a car as a child, almost drowned at age 10, and involved in a vehicle rollover accident this past winter.
Donna, a nurse from Ohio, told George that she was thankful for her nine lives, as she was almost electrocuted while rescuing a patient from a flooded hospital basement, and nearly crashed her car into a deer one night while driving home from her mother's house. Ron in Phoenix recalled being shot in the face when he was ten years old. Ron also said he had a precognitive dream in which he was warned that he would fall off scaffolding at work. He refused to go on the scaffolding that day and later learned that it had collapsed.
Mike from Indiana recounted how he has used up eight of his nine lives. He said he was thrown through a car windshield when he was one year old, nearly drowned at seven and nine, crashed his moped at 12, in another car accident at 17, fell asleep at the wheel when he was 19, almost decapitated in a motorcycle accident, and nearly struck by a bus after once again falling asleep at the wheel.
In the first hour, author Robert Waggoner discussed lucid dreaming, which he defined as being "consciously aware that you are dreaming while you are in the dream." Waggoner provided a brief history of the scientific research into lucid dreaming, noting the work of Keith Hearne, Alan Worsley, and Stephen LaBerge, as well as talked about the differences difference between precognitive and lucid dreams.
Appearing briefly at the start of the program, columnist John M. Curtis reacted to Friday's Presidential debate. Curtis said he thought that Barack Obama held his own against the much more experienced John McCain on foreign policy issues.
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