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Tuesday In Depth: July 3, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    Is squeaky-clean food hurting your immune system?

    New evidence suggests that the rise in allergic and autoimmune disorders in the past few decades is due, at least partly, to our obsession with sanitation and aversion to dirt. Do we need to dirty up our diets to stay healthy?

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  • 10:06 a.m.

    Minn. company rethinking blood distribution business

    General Blood is breaking into the $4.5-billion-a-year blood distribution business. How are they convincing hospitals to buy blood from them instead of the American Red Cross, which controls 44 percent of the blood supply?

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    How sports can be a catalyst for change

    Sports play a role in our culture and our personal lives even if we aren't fans of the game. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX and the summer Olympics in London. How have sports been a positive or negative catalyst for change over the years?

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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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