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

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The inside story on health care reform
    For more than 15 years, Wendell Potter was a prominent spokesman for the health insurance industry and a leading voice in the industry's battle against healthcare reform. In his new book, he explains why he decided to become an advocate for reform.9:06 a.m.
    Wendell Potter: senior fellow on health care at the Center for Media and Democracy and a former public relations executive for CIGNA. He is the author of "Deadly Spin."
  • Can the new Congress create enough jobs?
    Record corporate profits. The illusion of higher productivity. Marginal job growth in the private sector. Boomers languishing in unemployment longer than they ever imaged. Millions running out of the essential safety net of jobless benefits. Millions more not even counted among the 9.4 percent unemployed. Who will step up to create new jobs?10:06 a.m.
    Mary Walshok: Co-author of "Closing America's Job Gap" and Associate Vice Chancellor at UC San Diego.
    Dean Baker: Co-Director at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
    Alan Miller: Executive Director of Workforce Solutions in Austin, Texas.
  • Newsmaker: How NPR got the story wrong
    Midmorning speaks with NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard about how NPR incorrectly reported that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords had been killed, and how it plans to prevent such errors in the future.10:45 a.m.
    Alicia Shepard: National Public Radio ombudsman.

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