- The debt ceiling debate
President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders are racing the clock to prevent the country from defaulting on its debt on August 2nd. What are the economic and political stakes that lawmakers face?9:06 a.m.
Stan Collender: Partner at Qorvis and former staffer for the House and Senate Budget Committees.
Felicia Sonmez: Congressional reporter for the Washington Post.
Jason Peuquet: Policy Analyst for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
- Can Murdoch survive the hacking scandal?
Rupert Murdoch's appearance before Parliament was the highlight of a week that saw the News of the World phone hacking scandal turn into a full-blown political crisis in the UK. Midmorning looks at what impact the scandal could have on the government of British Prime Minister David Cameron, and what it means for Murdoch-owned media in the U.S.10:06 a.m.
Joel Budd: Media editor for The Economist.
Jon Fine: Media analyst and former columnist for Businessweek.
Mark Jurkowitz: Associate director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
- What makes a great concert?
In anticipation of this weekend's sold-out U2 concert at TCF Bank stadium, Midmorning examines the elements that make a great rock concert.10:45 a.m.
Jim McGuinn: Program director for 89.3 The Current.
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