President Obama travels to strengthen ties between US and Asia. In Tokyo Friday, in Singapore for APEC meetings, and in Shanghai and Beijing China November 16-18, the President also stops in South Korea before heading home from his first presidential trip to Asia. Two Asia experts join MIDDAY to discuss what he might try to accomplish.11:00 a.m.
Roy Grow: Kellogg Professor of International Relations at Carleton College in Northfield. Specializes in Japanese and Chinese politics and is fluent in Chinese and Japanese.
Richard Bohr: Professor of History and Director of Asian Studies at College of St. Benedict and St. John's University. Former president of the Midwest China Center and former Executive Director of the Minnesota Trade Office.
'Workplace U' from American RadioWorks A good education can be the ticket to a good job. But for many students conventional school isn't working, and thousands drop out of high school every day. A new documentary from American RadioWorks reports on a growing movement to turn workplaces into classrooms, and marginal students into productive workers.12:00 p.m.