- A new way into med school
A New York medical school is reserving a few spots for humanities and social sciences majors without requiring hard sciences. Midmorning asks how essential those "weed-out" sciences like organic chemistry and physics are for creating great doctors.9:06 a.m.
John E. Prescott, M.D.: Chief Academic Officer for the Association of American Medical Colleges
Jon Hallberg, M.D.: assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnnesota and runs the Fisch Art of Medicine Student Awards program. Dr. Hallberg is a regular commentator on Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Considered.
- Food safety and the egg recall
After over 1,300 reported cases of salmonella poisoning, a nationwide recall of eggs has renewed fears about the disease. Midmorning discusses how the outbreak occured and its role in pushing for food safety legislation.9:45 a.m.
Michael Doyle: is Professor of Food Microbiology and Director, Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia.
- Funny pages still relevant in digital age
After 34 years, "Cathy" creator Cathy Guisewite is ending her beloved comic strip. But Guisewite says even though she's retiring, there is more of a need for newspaper cartooning today than there ever has been.10:06 a.m.
Cathy Guisewite: Creator of the comic strip "Cathy," which debuted in newspapers in November 1976.
Chan Lowe: Syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Sun-Sentinel, South Florida whose cartoons have appeared in the national publications of Newsweek, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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