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

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • When America leaves reality behind
    Pulitzer-prize winning foreign correspondent Chris Hedges argues that our country is undergoing an economic, political and moral collapse. He says most Americans "cannot differentiate between lies and truth" because they've abandoned literacy and print culture.9:06 a.m.
    Chris Hedges: author most recently of the book, "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009). He's also the author of "War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning" (2003).
  • Iceland volcano ash continues to snarl worldwide traffic
    Air traffic is suspended in and out of some major airports in Europe, including busy Heathrow airport in London. A volcano expert and airline analyst talk about how a relatively small volcanic eruption in Iceland has caused airline problems than may last a week.9:45 a.m.
    Thorvaldur Thordarson: Volcano research scientist at the University of Edinburgh. He specializes in Icelandic volcanoes.
    Ian Kincaid: Director, Economic Analysis, InterVISTAS-EU Consulting.
  • Roxana Saberi on surviving prison in Iran
    An Iranian-American journalist charged with espionage and held in Iran's Evin prison chronicles her harrowing arrest, sham trial and eventual release.10:06 a.m.
    Roxana Saberi: has reported for NPR, the BBC, Fox news and is a former Miss North Dakota. Her new book is called "Between Two Worlds: My Life and Captivity in Iran."

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