- Arizona shooting shines a light on mental illness
Several of Jared Loughner's classmates and instructors at Pima Community College noticed his erratic behavior, had him removed from school, and notified his parents. Why was no one able to get him into treatment? A leading psychologist says our fear and misunderstanding of mental illness prevents us from stepping in before tragedies occur.9:06 a.m.
Harold Koplewicz, MD: Psychiatrist and founding president of the Child Mind Institute.
- Newmaker: Palin responds to her critics
Sarah Palin has posted a video on Facebook suggesting critics who link her political rhetoric to the Arizona shootings are engaging in "blood libel." Will Palin's response affect her chances in 2012?9:45 a.m.
Steve Lombardo: Republican strategist and president of Lombardo Consulting Group.
- Concerns in Africa raised after increase in poaching
In 2010 South Africa alone had over 300 confirmed poaching cases last year-that's almost one per day; a huge increase from 2009. Why the increase and what can be done to preserve rhinos and other endangered species from poaching? Two experts join Midmorning to talk about their multi-pronged assaults against poachers.10:06 a.m.
Jeff Muntifering: conservation biologist with the Minnesota Zoo. Currently he is the Science Advisor with the Save the Rhino Trust in Namibia.
Matthew Lewis: works at the World Wildlife Fund in African species conservation. He specializes in elephants, rhinos and great apes.
- Newsmaker: Unemployment claims exceed forecast
With today's news that 445,000 filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week, Midmorning examines a creative way that states can challenge businesses to start hiring.10:45 a.m.
Judy Conti: Federal Advocacy Coordinator with the Federal Employment Law Project.
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