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

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Inside the mind of a would-be president
    When you wake up in the morning, do you think you should be the president of the United States? What makes a candidate think it's a job they could do better than anyone else? What makes a candidate want the job at all? We talk to a political scientist and a former campaign manager to shine some light on these grand ambitions.9:06 a.m.
    Allan Lichtman: Professor of history at American University in Washington, D.C. and author of "Keys to the White House: A Surefire Guide to Predicting the Next President."
    Steve Grubbs: CEO of Victory Enterprises, a political and corporate consulting and communications firm, and campaign manager for former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson's 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Defining evil
    In 1945, an American psychiatrist spent weeks analyzing Nazi war criminal Hermann Goering. His assessment raises troubling questions about the ability of ordinary people to commit extraordinary acts of evil.10:06 a.m.
    Jack El-Hai: Freelance writer and author of "The Lobotomist." His article "The Nazi and the Psychiatrist" appears in the January issue of Scientific American.
    Daryl Koehn: Professor in the ethics and business law department at the University St. Thomas, and author of "The Nature of Evil."
  • Newsmaker: Gabrielle Giffords Recovery
    A neurosurgeon discusses what survivors of brain surgery, such as U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, face in the first 72 hours and beyond.10:45 a.m.
    Alessandro Olivi, MD: Director of Neurosurgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins University.

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