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

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The Giffords shooting: the 'American Idol Effect'
    Doctors are "rock stars." Giffords is a "fighter." Her recovery is a "miracle." Ordinary people are "heroes." As we all root for Congresswoman Giffords, has the public, the media and the medical community turned her recovery into a primetime reality show?9:06 a.m.
    Deborah Tannen: Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University.
    Art Caplan: Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
  • Newsmaker: Historic mafia arrests put a dent in the organizations
    Yesterday over 125 members and associates from New York's five crime families were taken into custody--the largest mafia crackdown ever. These arrests pertained to all levels of the organizations, including bosses. Criminologist Jay Albanese joins us to talk about the intricate planning that lead up to this event and what comes next.9:45 a.m.
    Jay Albanese, Ph.D.: criminologist and professor at the Wilder School of Government and Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • Baby boomers reject retirement
    The first representatives of the Baby Boomer Generation are turning 65 this month, but whether it's due to the economy or their own personal preference, many are not ready to retire. Will boomers change the way we think of retirement?10:06 a.m.
    Marc Freedman: founder and CEO of Civic Ventures, and author of "Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life."
    Ellen Galinsky: President and co-founder of Families and Work Institute.

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