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Tuesday In Depth: August 21, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    A look at aggressive credit card collection practices

    When credit card companies try to get consumers to pay their unpaid bills, they allegedly use fake documents and generic testimony to make their case in court. We'll take a look at the debt collection practices of credit card companies.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    How we think about aging

    Breakthroughs in medicine and science have nearly doubled life expectancy in developed countries since the 20th century. While many view that as a positive, others see it as a burden. Do we need to re-frame how we view aging in America?

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  • 11:15 a.m.

    Which endangered species will survive conservation triage?

    As money and manpower run low, scientists are beginning to acknowledge that not all critically endangered species can or should be saved. So how do we choose what species will live and what will die? How can those decisions be made?

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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 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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