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

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • What end-of-life care really means
    The Obama administration took a lot of heat over a provision in the new health care law which encourages doctors to provide end-of-life planning for their patients. Proponents of end-of-life planning argue that it empowers patients and families, and could equal cost savings to the health care system down the road.9:06 a.m.
    Ted Fishman: Journalist and author of "Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World's Population and How it Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, and Nation Against Nation."
    Robert Kane M.D.: Professor and Minnesota Chair in Long-Term Care and Aging, Division of Health Policy & Management,University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
  • The American president, day one to a lasting legacy
    From today's 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address to the controversy of Ron Reagan, Jr. suggesting his dad had Alzheimer's while in office, American presidents have captured the public's attention since the beginning of our country.10:06 a.m.
    David Shenk: Author of "The Forgetting: Alzheimer's; Portrait of an Epidemic" and Correspondent for TheAtlantic.com
    Tom Schwartz: Lincoln Historian and Author of "Lincoln: An Illustrated Life and Legacy"
  • Presidents in the digital age
    George Washington is on Twitter, JFK's archives are now digital, and Barack Obama is the first "social media President." Hear how Presidential history is alive on the Internet.10:45 a.m.
    James Roth: Deputy Director at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston.

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