- What happened to leadership?
The political stalemate in Washington, and the unsatisfactory compromise that could lead to the end of Minnesota's government shutdown, has many people asking about the state of political leadership. Do courageous political leaders still exist?9:06 a.m.
Bill George: Former CEO of Medtronic.
John Baldoni: Leadership consultant and coach. He is the author of "Lead Your Boss."
- The sinner's grand tour
Sex and travel in Europe have long been intertwined, with salacious artifacts luring tourists from all over the world. Historian and travel writer Tony Perrottet shows us some of the most legendary sites and forbidden relics to provide what the New York Times calls an "X-rated version of 'National Lampoon's European Vacation.'"10:06 a.m.
Tony Perrottet: Travel writer, author of four books and regular television guest on the History Channel, where he has spoken about everything from the Crusades to the birth of disco. His latest book is The Sinner's Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe.
- Mastering the art of dinner party talk
Dinner parties can be tough to maneuver — you don't always know your fellow diners and perhaps you're stuck with an unfortunate table mate. So with the help of some veterans of the tablecloth trenches, Bruce Feiler shares some tips for navigating dinner party pitfalls.10:45 a.m.
Bruce Feiler: author who has written for numerous publications, including The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Gourmet, where he won three James Beard Awards. He is also a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, CNN, and Fox News.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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