- The politics of health care reform
Reporters who cover health care for various newspapers talk about the policies and the politics of health care reform.9:06 a.m.
Adriel Bettelheim: White House reporter for Congressional Quarterly.
Ceci Connolly: covers health care for the Washington Post.
Richard Wolf: covers the White House and health care for USA Today.
- The essence of happiness
What makes you happy? Good relationships with family and friends? Security? Money? And how do you know when you're truly happy? Midmorning asks if our definition of happiness is changing, and looks at what a longitudinal study of Harvard students begun in 1937 tells us about leading a fulfilling life.10:06 a.m.
Barry Schwartz: Professor of social theory and social action at Swarthmore College. He is the author of "The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less."
Joshua Wolf Shenk: Essayist and director of the Rose O'Neill Literary House at Washington College. His article "What Makes Us Happy?" appears in the June issue. He is the author of "Lincoln's Melancholy."
- Obama remains cautious on Iran
As protests continue in Iran, some congressional Republicans are criticizing President Obama for not being more outspoken about the disputed election and the crackdown by Iran's religious leaders.10:45 a.m.
Barbara Slavin: Reporter for the Washington Times and author of "Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation."
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
Download each day's Midmorning to your computer or portable MP3 player. Each hour addresses a different topic. To receive both hours every day, you need to subscribe to both hour one and hour two.
Subscribe directly with iTunes:
You can also copy and paste these URLs into your podcast software: