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Wednesday In Depth: August 15, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Who will win the independent vote in November?

    A new ABC poll shows that more independents favor President Obama than his challenger, Mitt Romney. Are these independent voters truly independent? What issues matter to them in this election?

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  • 10:35 a.m.

    BBC: Locus of control

    The BBC looks at the famous IE scale published by Julian Rotter in 1966. The scale measured whether people believed they could affect the course of their life or if their life plan was due to luck or fate. The test is still used widely today in different forms.

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  • 11:30 a.m.

    Can journalism schools adapt to new media landscape?

    A group of foundations that make grants to journalism education and innovation recently wrote an open letter asking journalism schools to blend more practice with scholarship.

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  • 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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Kerri Miller, Host
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Kerri Miller joined MPR News in June 2004 as host of MPR's News' Midmorning and Talking Volumes. Before that she was an award-winning television reporter for KARE 11. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981.

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