The Daily Circuit

Monday In Depth: September 10, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Fact and fiction on the campaign trail

    Exaggerations, falsehoods, lies - call them what you will, fact checkers are working overtime this campaign season digging through political ads and speeches. We'll talk about fact and fiction on the campaign trail.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Caleb Scharf on 'Gravity's Engines,' black holes

    In Caleb Scharf's new book, "Gravity's Engines," the astrophysicist looks at the most recent research on one of the great mysteries of outer space: black holes. Some of the latest data shows a new side to these elements of understanding space-time.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    Proving 'hopelessness' for student loan relief in court

    As the student loan crisis continues to grow - with loans increasing 60 percent in the past five years - some individuals are unable to pay their bills. But unlike other debts, student debt cannot be relieved by declaring bankruptcy.

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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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