WHAT WE'RE DOING
Midmorning -- Are America's brightest days behind it? The first-hour guest thinks so. Equal time, anyone? In the second hour: The science of tornadoes. BTW, I'm still looking for experienced tornado storm chasers.
Midday -- It's day two of the Sonia Sotomayor era. Gary Eichten will provide further analysis of the Supreme Court pick. In the second hour, the American RadioWorks documentary Bridge to Somewhere: Lessons from the New Deal. Can't wait? Here's the Web site.
Talk of the Nation -- NPR political editor Ken Rudin talks up Sotomayor in the first hour. The Hauser case occupies the second hour. Why do some patients refuse life-saving treatment?
All Things Considered -- A festival in India over the weekend marked Bob Dylan's 68th birthday. No other city has been honoring Dylan's birth for so long -- 38 years. How do you like that, Hibbing?
Regarding the experienced storm chasing:
A friend of mine just left for a 'tornado safari' in Oklahoma. He is not experienced, yet. He is going on an extreme adventure tour. Here is the website he connected with: http://www.f5tornadosafaris.com/
Puts an interesting 'spin' on a vacation adventure!
Regarding the Hauser case, in a previous blog you mentioned the "ick factor" of a publisher funding their return flight to Minneapolis.
This morning, I read a Pioneer Press article that a web site has been launched to collect contibutions to the Hauser family.