- Is America moving to the left?
Several pundits suggested in November that the election of Barack Obama, and a strengthened Democratic majority, indicated that America's center of gravity had shifted to the left. But do the president's high approval ratings, and a move toward bigger government, mean Americans are becoming more liberal?9:06 a.m.
Charles Franklin: Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and co-developer of the Web site Pollster.com.
Alex Bratty: Vice president of Public Opinion Strategies, a political and public affairs survey research firm.
Dante Chinni: Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor's Patchwork Nation project.
- Walter Mosley and his mysteries
Mystery author Walter Mosley introduces a new detective with a complicated past. Mosley's previous detective novels starred "Easy" Rawlins in popular books like "Devil in a Blue Dress." Mosley talks about how a new character and a new city energizes his work.10:06 a.m.
Walter Mosley: Author of "The Long Fall: The First Leonid McGill Mystery." Mosley has written several best selling mystery novels, which also address race and class in America.
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