- Mayors of the Twin Cities
Midmorning speaks with the mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul about political conventions, crime, and how the cities are weathering cuts to local government aid.9:06 a.m.
R.T. Rybak: Mayor of Minneapolis
Chris Coleman: Mayor of St. Paul
- Seeds of destruction?
Agriculture may have propelled us into modernity, but geneticist and anthropologist Spencer Wells argues in his new book that the move from hunting and gathering to farming has had downsides that we're just beginning to understand.10:06 a.m.
Spencer Wells: Geneticist, explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society and author of "Pandora's Seed: The Unforseen Cost of Civilization."
- Newsmaker: New heart pump brings hope for sufferers of chronic heart failure
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is recuperating after doctors installed a mechanical heart pump that supplements the amount of blood being pumped through the body. The device is being given to a growing number of people with heart failure so severe that they would most likely die without it.10:45 a.m.
David Feldman: Director of heart failure, VAD, and cardiac transplantation at the Minneapolis Heart Institute/Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
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