The Daily Circuit

Wednesday In Depth: May 30, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Making college more affordable

    As college costs continue to rise and student loan debt continues to mount, public colleges and universities are beginning to confront the issue of affordability. We'll discuss the steps universities are taking to decrease tuition costs.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Lizz Winstead on 'Lizz Free or Die'

    In her new book of essays, writer, comedian and "Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead talks about growing up in Minnesota as a progressive in a conservative household and how it shaped her work as a comedian.

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  • 11:15 a.m.

    Books for young adults often contain profanity

    While parents and teachers might be thrilled to know young adults are reading this summer, a Brigham Young University found popular books aimed at this age group contain profanity.

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  • A great read about growing old

    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
  • Do bacteria control your appetite?

    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "
  • 4 easy reads for the weekend

    Humorous academic novels, a thriller and a memoir of the Midwest.

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