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

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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  • Frustration grows among the young and jobless
    The uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt were propelled in part by large numbers of young educated who are unemployed and disaffected. And they aren't the only countries facing that problem. From the Middle East to Asia to the U.S., economies that can't generate enough jobs to absorb their young people are creating a lost generation that's getting increasingly frustrated.9:06 a.m.
    Peter Coy: Economics editor, Bloomberg Businessweek.
    Jack Goldstone: Director of the Center for Public Policy at George Mason University.
  • Newsmaker: Unrest in Libya
    Clashes have intensified in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, as protestors try to topple the regime of rule of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. The rebellion in Libya has been the bloodiest in a series of uprisings rocking the Middle East.9:45 a.m.
    Michael Klare: Five College professor of peace and world studies, based at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. He is the author of "Blood and Oil."
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  • Between adolescent and adult
    For well over a decade, the media has been criticizing 20-somethings for not wanting to "grow up" - relying on their parents financially and emotionally for much longer than the age of 18. But the authors of a new book argue that cultural and economic forces have subverted the "traditional" path to adulthood, delaying the onset of adulthood for a generation of young people - and that might not be a bad thing.10:06 a.m.
    Richard Settersten: Hallie Ford Endowed Chair and professor of Human Development and Family Sciences, and director of the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, at Oregon State University
    Barbara E. Ray: Writer, editor and owner of Hiredpen, Inc., a company that helps researchers and nonprofit organizations promote their work.

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