- On anniversary of Challenger explosion, how we deal with tragedy
Friday is the 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Midmorning examines what lessons the nation has learned about coping with disaster since the Challenger exploded before our eyes in 1986.9:06 a.m.
Robert Ursano: M.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland and Director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress.
David Sanger: Chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times. Part of the Pulitzer-prize winning team that covered the space shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986.
- Newsmaker: Unrest in Egypt
The government of Egypt is intensifying its efforts to stamp out protests in Cairo, and reports suggest an attempt to block access to social media sites that are a key means of communication for protesters.9:45 a.m.
Emad Shahin: Professor of religion at Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.
Jillian York: Project coordinator at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, which runs Herdict Web, a site that aggregates information about web accessibility around the world.
- Novelist Paul Auster writes about home
Paul Auster's new novel about abandoned homes and broken families speaks to Americans' experience with the recession. He revisits themes of existential crisis and the search for identity.10:06 a.m.
Paul Auster: Author and poet. His newest novel is called "Sunset Park: A Novel." He is best known for "The New York Trilogy."
- Flooding in the Red River Valley could be worse than last year
As we reach the end of January, residents of the Red River Valley are bracing themselves for the projected Red River flooding. MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner joins the conversation on Midmorning.10:45 a.m.
Paul Huttner: MPR chief meteorologist.
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