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Objects in Mirror: September 19, 2008 Archive

Midmorning covers polls and cash

Posted at 8:56 AM on September 19, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

MPR's Midmorning discusses political polls and money today, albeit not in the same show. You can send a question to the show online from the mpr.org homepage or the Midmorning program page.

At 9:06 a.m. CT catch the people behind the polls. People like one of the guests, Charles Franklin. Franklin is one of the developers of Pollster.com (Minnesota, we're a toss up!) but also has the chops, as he's a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Program description:

The latest polls show John McCain's post-convention bounce losing steam, while Barack Obama's campaign seems to be benefiting from increased concern over the economy. Midmorning takes a closer look at how political polls are conducted, and whether they can be trusted.

Following that show, at 10:06 a.m. CT author and finance consultant Ruth Hayden drops in to talk about how to protect your money in turbulent times. Timely. Tune in for details:

More investment banks and other huge financial institutions continue to live on the edge of bankruptcy. Economists predict the loss of trillions of dollars in financial wealth disappearing worldwide. But does that mean you should take your money out of money markets and mutual funds? Personal financial consultant Ruth Hayden talks about what it takes to save during turbulent times.

* Midmorning program page
* Start a discussion about these and other issues on Minnesota Politics or Minnesota Life.

MPR's iPhone app

Posted at 1:36 PM on September 19, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

If you have an iPhone, thanks to Minnesota Public Radio's Web developers you can listen to MPR on it. Really! Here's how. Naturally, it will work best over Wifi or that 3G connection. I'm relieved to find a compliment online already:

"Playing with the new MPR app for the iPhone. It's dead simple, no bells and whistles, but high quality MPR anywhere I have service. Nice!" - Aaron Landry, via Twitter.com

That isn't to say we don't want suggestions, questions, or other experiences. We're listening.

* Get the MPR Radio application via the iTunes Store.
* Speak up! We want to know how our mobile services work for you, and of course I'm interested in your suggestions. Give us feedback.
* Minnesota Public Radio and CodeMorphic announce launch of streaming application of all three MPR services for iPhone

ETA press release with relevant CodeMorphic information.

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