- Why gas prices are going up
Oil and gas prices are on the upswing, with some suggestions that we could see $5 a gallon gas by the summer. Sound familiar? Midmorning looks at what's behind the increase, and examines whether anything has changed since the last spike in oil prices.9:06 a.m.
Dave Pursell: Head of macro research at Tudor Pickering Holt & Co., an energy investment firm.
Michael Levi: David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations.
- Newsmaker: The buzz from the Consumer Electronics Show
Today is the first day of the Consumer Electronics Show. Each year industry visionaries and journalists flock to the trade show to witness the next generation of electronics. What will be the iPad of 2011?9:45 a.m.
Farhad Manjoo: reports on technology for Slate magazine.
Wailin Wong: business reporter at the Chicago Tribune.
- A biography of cancer
An oncologist examines cancer through history, to show how social attitudes and scientific understanding have changed over time.10:06 a.m.
Siddhartha Mukherjee: Author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer."
- Newsmaker: Censoring Huck Finn?
A Mark Twain scholar is planning to release a new edition of the classic "Huckleberry Finn," with the "N" word being replaced by the word "slave." He says it's not an attempt to render the book colorblind, but many commentators are up in arms.10:45 a.m.
Peder Zane: Teaches communications at St. Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a former board member of the National Book Critics Circle, and editor of "The Top Ten: Writers Pick their Favorite Books."
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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