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Midmorning: Shock radio and feeding the hungry

Posted at 7:40 AM on April 12, 2007 by Bill Wareham

Don Imus's inflammatory remarks about the Rutgers women's basketball team have provoked a storm of protest and a round of apologies. At 9 a.m., Kerri Miller examines the line crossed by Imus, and why similar comments are still tolerated in some forms of media. Her guests are Douglas Hartmann, co-author of a study Putting Whiteness Theory to the Test and an associate professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota; and Eric Deggans, TV/media critic for the St. Petersburg Times, as well as president of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists and an editorial board member at the St. Petersburg Times.

At 10 a.m., a Gates Foundation awardee joins Midmorning to talk about the challenge of feeding the hungry around the world, especially in places like Africa. Kerri's guest is Philip Pardey is a professor in applied economics at the University of Minnesota.