Emily Kaiser Feature Archive

Astronomer Jennifer Wiseman will discuss the latest discoveries in astronomy and the depth into space and time that deep images are enabling us to see. She'll also share her thoughts on how science, faith and our view of ourselves as humans intersect. (The Daily Circuit, 10/18/2012)
Salman Rushdie's memoir "Joseph Anton" details his experience in hiding and rise to literary fame. (The Daily Circuit, 10/17/2012)
Character, not test scores, is the key to children succeeding in school and in life, says Paul Tough. He argues that character can be taught and that we all have a responsibility to help develop it in students. (The Daily Circuit, 10/16/2012)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota was criticized when it released new anti-obesity ads. A departure from its well-known "do.groove" ads and its latest "do.town" campaign, these new ads show children modeling behavior of overweight parents. (The Daily Circuit, 10/15/2012)
As concealed carry gun laws spread across the country, America has seen a sharp rise in the number of guns in civilian life. Is the increase in guns linked to crime rates in those parts of the country? (The Daily Circuit, 10/14/2012)
Our personal finance guru Ruth Hayden is back to talk money and divorce. Divorce rates are high in this country, and disagreements and strain over financial issues can put marriages in jeopardy. (The Daily Circuit, 10/11/2012)
More couples are paying to select the sex of their children when they conceive. About 80 percent of American parents are using the procedure to have girls. Is it ethical to choose the sex of a child? (The Daily Circuit, 10/01/2012)
Oceanographer David Gallo has seen the wreck of the Titanic up close and is one of the few people to have explored the ocean floor. (The Daily Circuit, 09/30/2012)
Have you been to a gathering lately where you didn't dare mention who you were voting for? Have you scrubbed your Facebook page of any political mention because the deluge was just too much? How can you hold civil, yet spirited, conversations? (The Daily Circuit, 09/27/2012)
Last week's news cycle was dominated by Mitt Romney's comments made earlier this year about the 47 percent of Americans he described as people "who are dependent on government." What makes some gaffes fatal and others not? (The Daily Circuit, 09/26/2012)
About 65 percent of Minnesota's black male students graduate from high school. That's 13 percent above the national average, according to a report released last week. Nationally, the foundation says it would take 50 years for black males to achieve the same graduation rates as white males. (The Daily Circuit, 09/25/2012)
More American companies, and some foreign, are "reshoring" their manufacturing plants. Reshoring or insourcing refers to the practice of moving production jobs back to or close to the United States. What is causing this shift? (The Daily Circuit, 09/24/2012)
In 2005, a group of donors in Kalamazoo, Mich. announced they would pay in-state college tuition for every student who graduated from the district's high schools. Is the program boosting the town's economy? (The Daily Circuit, 09/20/2012)
New research has found a link between older fathers and higher rates of autism and schizophrenia in their children, upending the long-held belief that older mothers were the primary contributor to a child's health. (The Daily Circuit, 09/19/2012)
In 1987 L. Ron Hubbard challenged his fellow science fiction writers to predict what the world would be like in 25 years - 2012. What did they predict for 2012 and what is the relationship between science fiction and the future? (The Daily Circuit, 09/18/2012)