- Former ambassador Ryan Crocker discusses Iraq
Ryan Crocker has served as U.S. ambassador to five nations, including Pakistan, Syria, and most recently Iraq. He brings his unique perspective on the situation on the ground and what lies ahead for the United States and the al-Maliki government.9:06 a.m.
Ryan Crocker: Career Ambassador with the U.S. Foreign Service. He was the U.S. ambassador to Iraq from 2007 to 2009, and prior to that was ambassador to Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon. He is currently the Dean of Texas A&M's George Bush School of Government and Public Service.
- Local musicians herald The Rites of String
Singer-songwriter Chris Koza joins rock artist Adam Levy and rapper Dessa in MPR's Maud Moon Weyerhauser studio to perform live and talk about the third installment of The Southern Songbook series. This time, they're bringing string players into the mix, as part of the Southern Theater's String Theory music festival.10:06 a.m.
Adam Levy: Twin-Cities-based singer-songwriter, composer, teacher and band leader.
Dessa Darling: Acclaimed Minnesota rapper and member of Doomtree.
Chris Koza: Minnesota transplant and Portland native pop folk singer-songwriter.
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