Newsmaker: The cap on debit card fees The Senate's refusal to delay a cap on fees that banks charge for debit card transactions is being viewed as a victory for retailers, but will the savings be passed on to consumers?9:45 a.m.
Sandra Block: writes the "Your Money" column for USA Today.
A meditation on men, women and marriage Novelist Siri Hustvedt's new novel is about the breakup of a marriage. Just don't ask her if it's autobiographical. She joins Midmorning to talk about "The Summer Without Men," and why readers want to believe that novelists draw from their own lives.10:06 a.m.
Siri Hustvedt: Author of "The Summer Without Men." Her previous books include "The Shaking Woman" and "The Sorrows of An American."
What I've learned: NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard ended her tenure as NPR's Ombudsman this month. She reflects on the loneliest job in a newsroom and the balance between media transparency and piling on.10:45 a.m.