- Privacy and public officials
Candidates for governor recently were asked by the Minneapolis Star Tribune about their mental health histories, after Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton disclosed his past struggle with depression and alchohol abuse. Should the public know everything about politicians, whether it wants to or not?9:06 a.m.
Carol Dahmen: Political strategist who worked for former California Gov. Gray Davis. She also advised Gary Condit and the California secretary of state Kevin Shelley, who resigned in 2005 amidst charges of sexual harrassment.
Florence Graves: Founding Director, Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University.
Frank Farley: Psychology professor at Temple University. He studies risk taking and mental health issues.
Bob Shrum: Longtime Democratic political strategist. He's now retired and teaches at New York University. He has worked with many campaigns including John Kerry's presidential bid and Sen. George McGovern's in 1972. He also advised Mark Dayton's first Senate campaign.
- Twin Cities aid organizations react to Haiti earthquake
Midmorning speaks with the head of the local chapter of the American Red Cross about efforts underway to respond to the earthquake in Haiti.9:50 a.m.
Phil Hansen: Chief Executive Officer of the Twin Cities area Red Cross.
- Elizabeth Gilbert gives marriage a second shot
Elizabeth Gilbert's first memoir, "Eat, Pray, Love," which chronicled her travels and personal renewal after a divorce, became a blockbuster bestseller. In her latest book, "Committed" she explains how she came to make peace with marriage as she gives it a second try with a new partner.10:06 a.m.
Elizabeth Gilbert: Author of "Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage."
- Experts warned of quake risk
The earthquake that hit Haiti was was the largest in nearly 200 years. But scientists have warned for years that the island of Hispaniola, which Haiti shares with the Dominican Republic, was at risk for another major earthquake.10:45 a.m.
Harley Benz: Scientist-in-charge and research seismologist with the US Geological Survey.
Beatrice Magnani: Assistant research professor with the Center for Earthquake Research and Information.
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