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


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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

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  • Pawlenty reopens highwayCongress takes on transportation funding
    If Congressional Republicans get their way, transportation funding will be a main target of federal budget cuts. What does that mean for transportation projects around the country?9:06 a.m.
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    John Horsley: Executive director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).
    Adrian Moore: Vice president of policy at the Reason Foundation. He is co-author of "Mobility First: A New Vision for Transportation in a Globally Competitive 21st Century."
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  • Students work togetherA's for everyone? The problem of grade inflation on college campuses
    A high GPA is a lot easier to come by than it used to be thanks to grade inflation. What's wrong with an easy A? Well, when every class is an easy A students do less work and a 4.0 tells potential employers nothing about a student's actual ability.10:06 a.m.
    Guests
    Philip Babcock: associate professor of economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has just published a study on grade inflation.
    Andrew Perrin: Professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina. He is the chairman of the committee at UNC to implement a fuller grading spectrum.
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  • FacebookSocial media's impact on the news
    Social media is becoming an increasingly integral part of the news gathering process. But is the focus on what's being said about news events in the social media universe distracting people from the issues at hand? Is there too much journalism on journalism?10:51 a.m.
    Guests
    Jennifer Reeves: associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she focuses on social media.
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