- State of the Union analysis and reaction
They're full of pomp, ceremony, and promises. But what do Americans really learn from the State of the Union addresses? Midmorning analyzes the theater, the politics, and the word choice from last nights State of the Union speech, and the Republican response.9:06 a.m.
Jason Johnson: Professor of political science and communications at Hiram College.
Trevor Parry-Giles: Professor in the department of communication at the University of Maryland.
John Gordon: MPR's social media editor.
- Live BBC/MPR Forum on Somali Youth
The BBC's program "Africa, Have Your Say" broadcasts live from the UBS Forum as part of a worldwide call-in based in St. Paul and London. The program will hear from young Somalis in St. Paul and London who've never known peace in their homeland. They'll discuss perceptions of their homeland, the prospects for the future of Somalia and the prospects for their future in the Diaspora. MPR's Tom Crann will host the St. Paul portion of the broadcast and moderate the local discussion.
The Call-in number is 011 44 20 7836 1836.10:06 a.m.
Mukhtar Osman: An engineer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Hoodo Hassan: A student studying psychology and English literature at the University of Minnesota.
Zuhur Ahmed: A pre-med student at Concordia University. She also hosts the radio program Somali Community Link on KFAI.
Ruqia Mohamed: A student at the University of Minnesota majoring in political science and global studies.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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