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

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Super PACs
    Citizens United upended campaign finance reform and resulted in what we have now, Super PACS. What are they? How will they influence the election? Do they lead to greater freedom of speech or are they an avenue to more corruption?9:06 a.m.
    Bill Allison: Editorial Director for the Sunlight Foundation.
    Chris Frates: Lobbying Correspondent and a writer for the Influence Alley blog at the National Journal.
    Michael Berman: President of the Duberstein Group, a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C.
  • On to South Carolina
    The campaign buses and the journalists are heading south, as the GOP presidential candidates seek more supporters in South Carolina ahead of that state's January 21 primary. Midmorning gets the latest on the race in that state.9:45 a.m.
    James Guth: Professor of political science at Furman University in South Carolina
  • The Magician King
    Lev Grossman's novel "The Magicians" was hailed by many critics as "Harry Potter" for adults. He joins Midmorning to discuss the sequel, and why fantasy isn't just for children.10:06 a.m.
    Lev Grossman: Book critic with Time Magazine and a novelist. He is the author of "The Magician King." He joins us from New York.
  • The new gadgets
    Twitter is buzzing with #CES signifying that the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show is in full operating mode. Ultrabooks, tablets and Google Ice Cream Sandwich are just some of the products debuting this year. Tech insiders and gadget geeks have converged in Las Vegas to bring us the latest trends in electronics involving cars, homes and applications on our phones.10:45 a.m.
    Molly Wood: Executive Editor at CNET.

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