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

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Is higher education losing its meaning?
    A new book on higher education shows more than a third of college students showed no significant improvements in learning over four years of schooling, while 45 percent showed little statistical improvement in performance by their sophomore year. Are easy course loads and active social lives degrading higher education?9:06 a.m.
    Richard Arum: Professor of Sociology and Education at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He is co-auhtor of the new book "Academically Adrift."
    Mark Taylor: Chair of the department of religion at Columbia University.
  • The battle, the war, and the revolution: How to be an individual in the digital age
    The digital age is easy to idealize. We get information faster, we make new connections overnight and we shop, work and socialize from a keyboard. But are we losing something that makes us individuals? Have we lost the right to retain a private persona and still compete in this new age?10:06 a.m.
    Andrew Keene: Author and internet entrepreneur. He is the author of "Cult of the Amateur."
  • Newsmaker: Loughner to be arraigned
    Jared Loughner faces arraignment before a federal judge in Phoenix today. With all the publicity surrounding the case, can he get a fair trial?10:45 a.m.
    Jon Bruschke: Professor at Cal State-Fullerton and co-author of "Free Press vs. Fair Trials: Examining Publicity's Role in Trial Outcomes."

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