The cultural context of the Middle East uprisings In her bestselling memoir "Reading Lolita in Tehran," Azar Nafisi described her experience living and working as a secular women in Iran. She joins Midmorning to provide some perspective on the cultural forces at work in the Middle East uprisings.9:06 a.m.
Azar Nafisi: Author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran." She is currently a visiting professor and director of cultural studies at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies.
Newsmaker: McDonald's is hiring, but is anyone else? With high unemployment rates nationwide, McDonald's Corp. has declared April 19 National Hiring Day and plans to fill 50,000 "McJobs." What can the excitement surrounding the McDonald's employment frenzy tell us about today's job environment?9:45 a.m.
Judy Conti: Federal Advocacy Coordinator with the Federal Employment Law Project.
Noah Webster, the man who shaped American language Noah Webster might be known best for his dictionary, but a new biography details the key policy role that Webster played in the early days of the nation and the establishment of America's cultural independence.10:06 a.m.
Joshua Kendall: Journalist and author. His newest book is "The Forgotten Founding Father."