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

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Cosmic quandaries
    A renowned astrophysicist explains the allure of Pluto, and the public outrage over its recent demotion from planet status.9:06 a.m.
    Neil deGrasse Tyson: Director of the Hayden Planetarium and has served on NASA's advisory council. His new book is "The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet."
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    Pluto's demotion (08/25/2006)
  • An anniversary for evolution
    February marks the 200th birthday of naturalist Charles Darwin. His publication of "On the Origin of Species," about his work in the Galapagos Islands, caused religious and scientific uproar, becoming the basis of modern biology and the modern day rift between science and the church.10:00 a.m.
    Olivia Judson: author of "Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice for All Creation." She also writes a weekly online column for The New York Times called "The Wild Side."
    Matt Friedman: is a graduate student of the field museum and University of Chicago and has made headlines with his discoveries about fossil flatfish.

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