Precinct caucuses will start narrowing governor's race Precinct caucuses will be held across the state tonight. Minnesotans will start to narrow the crowded field in the governor's race, as nonbinding straw polls give an early indication of how the fields are shaping up. The chairs of Minnesota's three major parties join Midday in the studio to take listener questions.11:00 a.m.
The Movie Maven weighs in on 2010 Oscar nominations The science fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war-on-terror thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each. Minnesota Public Radio's Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis breaks down the Oscar favorites.12:00 p.m.
Stephanie Curtis: Minnesota Public Radio producer and "Movie Maven."
Precinct caucus night It's precinct caucus night in Minnesota -- the first step for political parties to choose their candidates for the election in November. Midday features an hour-long special on caucus results, with on-scene reports and political analysis.7:00 p.m.
Mike Mulcahy: MPR political editor.
Dan Hofrenning: Political scientist at St. Olaf College in Northfield.