- Global medicine for a shrinking world
Infectious diseases spread from continent to continent faster than ever before as our society becomes ever more mobile. Two physicians with experience in tropical medicine make the case for re-thinking how we teach and provide medical care to new immigrants and world travelers.9:06 a.m.
Patricia Walker, MD: Medical Director at HealthPartners Center for International Health.
Bill Stauffer, MD: Professor of infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota. He has done clinical work in Peru, Haiti, and Tanzania.
- Florida, financial reform and the Republican party
Florida Governor Charlie Crist announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate this afternoon. Three close advisors who do not want to be named say Crist, a Republican, will not give a party affiliation, setting up a three way race pitting him against a Tea Party-supported Republican. Also, Republicans in the Senate are allowing a vote on a financial reform bill sought by Democrats.9:45 a.m.
J. David Woodard: Political science professor at Clemson University. He's advised Republican candidates.
- Young professionals see opportunity
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal suggests that as companies rely on leaner staffs, young professionals are being handed new responsibilities and getting more experience under their belts. The drawback is that the extra work doesn't always come with extra compensation.10:06 a.m.
Lindsey Pollak: Career coach, corporate trainer and author of the "Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World."
Steven Lurie: Organizational psychologist and founder of Lurie Executive Development. He's the author of "The Handbook for Early Career Success."
- Newsmaker: The Shanghai World Expo
Saturday in Shanghai more than 100,000 visitors will mark the opening of Expo 2010, the most expensive world's fair in history. Shanghai-based writer Adam Minter gives Midmorning a preview.10:45 a.m.
Adam Minter: Freelance writer and blogger based in Shanghai. His articles have appeared in the Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy, and the Wall Street Journal.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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