Cities tackle problem of vacant properties A wave of foreclosures has hit certain communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul hard, and experts expect the problem to continue with the economy in recession. Midmorning looks at what the two cities are doing to keep foreclosed properties from bringing down entire neighborhoods.9:06 a.m.
Prentiss Cox: Associate professor of clinical law at the University of Minnesota.
Cecile Bedor: Director of the Department of Planning and Economic Development for the City of St. Paul.
Tom Streitz: Director of housing policy and development for the City of Minneapolis.
Free speech on the Internet Google's purchase of YouTube has enabled the Web site to reach around the globe. But Google recently met its match in Turkey when the Turkish government blocked the site due to culturally inappropriate content. Midmorning asks how consumers, companies, and laws will adapt to emerging Internet technology.10:06 a.m.
Michael Carroll: Visiting professor at American University's Washington College of Law.
John Logie: Associate professor in the department of writing studies at the University of Minnesota, and author of "Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion: Rhetoric in the Peer-to-Peer Debates."