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

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

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  • The year in housing
    There has been some mixed news about the housing industry lately. By the end of 2011 new housing starts were up and home buying had increased slightly, but -inventory was down and prices continued to be at all time lows. How can we sum up the year in housing and what can we look for in 2012?9:06 a.m.
    Guy Cecala: CEO and Publisher "Inside Mortgage Finance."
    Prentiss Cox: Vaughan G. Papke Professor of Clinical Law at University of Minnesota.
  • Willpower: What can we do to increase self-control?
    In what became one of the most cited papers in social science literature, researcher Roy F. Baumeister discovered that willpower actually operates like a muscle; it can be strengthened with practice and fatigued by overuse. In a new book, "Willpower," Baumeister collaborates with New York Times science writer John Tierney to revolutionize our understanding of the most coveted human virtue: self-control.10:06 a.m.
    John Tierney: Author and New York Times columnist. His latest book, written with Roy F. Baumeister, is" Willpower: The Science Behind Self Control and Decision Making."

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