Emily Kaiser Feature Archive

It's Election Day! Or is it? Due to early voting, also called convenience voting, voters in 34 states and Washington D.C. could have already voted. That means up to 40 percent of voters could have cast their votes prior to today. (The Daily Circuit, 11/05/2012)
During a recent appearance on the Daily Circuit, former Metropolitan Council Chairman Peter Bell theorized on what could be done to tackle the number of high school dropouts. Bell's idea: Let them go. (The Daily Circuit, 11/04/2012)
President Barack Obama released a booklet last week outlining his vision for a second term. Critics say his Blueprint for America's Future still lacks specifics. We will look at his first term to predict what a second term may encompass. (The Daily Circuit, 10/31/2012)
The effect of unemployment on individuals is clear: loss of income, housing and lack of career experience. But what do we know about the impact of unemployment on children? (10/29/2012)
Why can't politicians give Americans the facts? Why can't the presidential candidates tell it like it is? It might be America's need for reassurance that we are extraordinary. (The Daily Circuit, 10/28/2012)
Americans put in some of the longest work hours in the world, yet productivity levels are surprisingly low. How can we change a culture that rewards face time in the office over results? (The Daily Circuit, 10/25/2012)
Distracted drivers killed more than 3,000 people in 2010. It's a particularly deadly problem for teens, as the family of 17-year-old Alex Brown knows tragically well. (The Daily Circuit, 10/24/2012)
At last week's presidential debate, a college student asked Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about his prospects for finding employment once he graduates. How can college students prepare for the job market? (The Daily Circuit, 10/23/2012)
Why do we worry about some things and not others? In a recent op-ed, David Ropeik notes, "while our choices about risk invariably feel right when we make them, many of these decisions end up putting us in greater peril." (The Daily Circuit, 10/22/2012)
The question, made famous by President Reagan in a 1980 debate, has reemerged as a popular talking point this election season. (The Daily Circuit, 10/21/2012)
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)