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Wednesday In Depth: December 12, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    The biggest stories of 2012 you never heard about

    What are the major news stories of 2012 that didn't receive enough media attention? We'll look back on the biggest stories that missed the front page and look ahead to what might dominate the headlines in 2013.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    How to revitalize rural America

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said last week that rural America is "becoming less and less relevant" after an election where Democrats won despite heavily Republican rural districts. We'll talk about ideas to revitalize rural America.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    The best astronomical stories of 2012

    This year was full of significant astronomical discoveries. Two experts will join us to talk about the biggest astronomical breakthroughs of 2012, including Alpha Centauri's orbiting planet, Curiosity and black holes.

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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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