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Wednesday In Depth: April 4, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Inside the brains of dolphins

    Dolphins have big, complicated brains. Diana Reiss, an expert on the behavior of dolphins, will talk about the intelligence, self-awareness and extraordinary potential of dolphins.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    'We're With Nobody': Digging up a politician's dirt

    Opposition research has become a staple of almost all elections and two researchers -- Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian -- know just how dirty politics can get. We'll go inside the process of digging up the dirt on candidates.

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  • 11:15 a.m.

    The patent wars: Yahoo vs. Facebook

    Facebook is stepping up its patent dispute with Yahoo by filing its own lawsuit against the struggling Internet icon. The buying and selling of patents is nothing new in the tech world. Some companies specialize and profit big from "trolling" for patents and suing over the smallest infringement.

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The Daily Circuit Blog

  • 4 beach read lists for your summer vacation

    I am bringing "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson, "How Fiction Works" by James Woods, and "An Officer and a Spy" by Robert Harris on my trip.
  • Video: Inside The Daily Circuit studio with Tom Weber

    MPR News Reporter Tim Post is working on a special video project this summer and took some time today to install his GoPro cameras in the studio.
  • 4 history book recommendations

    Books that chronicle Stalin's rise, Nixon's fall and the epic journey of one the great men of the 20th century.
  • Op-ed pick: Why France is still a good place for bookstores

    "The new measure is part of France’s effort to promote “biblio-diversity” and help independent bookstores compete. Here, there’s no big bookseller with the power to suddenly turn off the spigot."

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