- A mountain climber's story
Mountain climber Ed Viesturs' motto is, "Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory." Viesturs has climbed 14 of the world's tallest peaks without oxygen. But he says the competition cost others their lives.9:06 a.m.
Ed Viesturs: Author, with David Roberts, of "No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks."
- The American way of death
Americans are finding new and creative ways to mark their deaths, from buying fantasy coffins to having their ashes shot into space. Midmorning examines the customs and rituals our society has developed for dealing with death, and how they are changing.10:06 a.m.
Thomas Lynch: Essayist, poet, and funeral director of Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Milford, Michigan
Gary Laderman: Professor of American religious history and cultures at Emory University in Atlanta. He is the author of "Rest in Peace: A Cultural History of Death and the Funeral Home in Twentieth Century America."
- A look inside the Tulsa time capsule
Residents of Tulsa are gearing up for the unearthing of a time capsule buried in 1957. Midmorning talks with two guests about what will be unearthed, and why it's important.10:45 a.m.
Sharon King Davis: Chair of Tulsarama.
Paul Hudson: Co-founder of the International Time Capsule Society and a professor of history at Georgia Perimeter College.
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