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

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Toxic waters
    A New York Times series on America's water supply is raising serious concerns about the amount of unregulated chemicals in the country's drinking water and the EPA's outdated monitoring system.9:06 a.m.
    Jane Houlihan: Vice president for research at the Environmental Working Group.
    Lynn Thorp: National campaign coordinator and senior policy specialist for Clean Water Action.
  • Newsmaker: The Toyota recall
    Toyota has suspended the sales of eight models involved in a recall for a sticking accelerator pedal. Midmorning looks at what the recall will mean for consumers. The Toyota customer service number is: 1-800-331-43319:50 a.m.
    Doug Sprinthall: Director of new car operations for the Walser Automotive Group.
  • Kids' media usage creating a generation gap
    A recent report from the Kaiser Family Foundation says that kids use entertainment media for nearly 8 hours a day. Some experts argue that the next generation gap will be created by this latest boom in communication and technology devices. Midmorning finds out how kids' increasingly saavy experience with gadgets is impacting their creativity, multitasking ability, and making them unique from generations before and after.10:06 a.m.
    Larry Rosen: Professor of psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His latest book is "Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn."
    Amanda Lenhart: Senior research specialist at Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
  • Newsmaker: Apple Tablet release date today
    The long-awaited rival to the Kindle is expected to be released today (Jan. 27, noon CST). The Apple Tablet is said to be an integrative device that browses the Web, plays music and movies. The most anticipated feature is its function as an electronic book and newspaper reader.10:45 a.m.
    Erica Ogg: Writer with CNET and runs the Crave blog.

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