Midmorning ceased broadcast on February 20, 2012 and was replaced by The Daily Circuit.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Students at U of MStudents clock fewer study hours
    Economists have discovered that the earning gap for college is even bigger because students are studying far less than previous generations. Midmorning asks if students are coming to college better prepared, or if the schools are complicit in lowering standards?9:06 a.m.
    Philip Babcock: Assistant professor of economics at the University of California Santa Barbara. He is coauthor of a recent report on the declining study time of colleges students.
    Jen Day Shaw: Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students for Student Affairs at the University of Florida.
  • Northrop Memorial AuditoriumMandatory retirement for professors?
    One professor's proposal for reforming American higher education is to end tenure and push professors to retire earlier. He argues that their best research and teaching days are already behind them, and there aren't enough openings for new professors.9:45 a.m.
    Mark Taylor: Chair of the department of religion at Columbia University. His latest book is "Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities."
  • Andrew ZimmernExploring the world on his stomach
    World traveller, culinary chef, and Minnesota resident Andrew Zimmern joins Midmorningo, fresh from his recent escapades for the fourth season of his Travel Channel show "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern." We'll hear about his wacky encounters with cuisine and his experiences with the vibrant cultures of our world.10:06 a.m.
    Andrew Zimmern: Food writer and host of the Travel Channel series "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern." He recently won a James Beard Award for best TV food personality.

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