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Midmorning: TV violence and high school forum

Posted at 7:53 AM on April 30, 2007 by Bill Wareham

At 9 a.m, Kerri Miller and her guests discuss a new report from the FCC that recommends Congress enact legislation that would give the government power to regulate violence on television. Guests include, Adam Theirer, senior fellow at the Progress and Freedom Foundation and director of PFF's Center for Digital Media Freedom; Doug Gentile, director of Research for the National Institute on Media and the Family and professor of psychology at Iowa State University; and Melissa Caldwell, senior director of programs for the Parents Television Council.

At 10 a.m., Midmorning looks ahead to the high school of the future and why high schools of the present seem to fall short. This is a broadcast of a discussion recorded Friday in the UBS Forum at MPR. Participants include Randall Fielding, principal of the design firm Fielding Nair International; Chris Stewart, member of the Minneapolis Board of Education. He's also a workforce consultant with the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development; and Micheal Thompson, director of secondary curriculum, St. Paul Public Schools. He has worked on the St. Paul district's reform proposal. He also was involved in opening Arlington High School.