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Midmorning: eWaste and tech gadgets

Posted at 7:49 AM on December 12, 2006 by Bill Wareham

As personal computers and televisions become obsolete, Minnesotans are having a hard time getting rid of their electronic waste. At 9 a.m., Midmorning examines the problem of illegal dumping. Kate Smith is sitting in again for Kerri Miller, and her guests are Paul Gardner, executive director for the recycling association of Minnesota and Ted Troolin, director of the Saint Louis County solid waste department.

At 10 a.m., Kate talks holiday tech gadgets. Consumers looking for the media technology have more choices than ever before. Two experts - Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens and John Logie, co-director of the Internet Studies Center at the University of Minnesota - discuss their hi-tech favorites and describe trends and shortcomings of latest gadgets and gear.