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

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Health care exchanges
    Minnesota lawmakers have begun the debate about a key part of the health care reform bill - the health care exchange. Gov. Dayton has said the state would be unable to create an exchange without legislative approval and he's running into strong opposition from the Republican-controlled legislature. Is this the norm or are other states faring better with the federally-mandated exchange? And what are the arguments for and against the health insurance exchanges?9:06 a.m.
  • Susan G. Komen severs ties with Planned Parenthood
    Susan G. Komen for the Cure upset many women when the AP reported it severed ties with Planned Parenthood. Women's health advocates say that Komen ran away from helping women by bowing to political pressure from pro-life groups. Komen officials says new policies prohibit grant making to organizations under investigation.9:45 a.m.
  • The grammar geeks
    Merrill Perlman and Lisa McLendon both have a passion for language. They join us to discuss their work and their observations of our evolving language.10:06 a.m.
  • Refinancing for underwater homeowners
    President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to pass legislation mandating banks allow homeowners to refinance even if they are underwater on their mortgage. Critics say the legislation will do no more to solve the housing crisis than the President's previous efforts.10:45 a.m.

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