- What makes a great commencement address?
It's graduation season, a time when students and their families celebrate proud achievements. But as everyone sits through ceremonies, will the commencement address connect and make a lasting impact?9:06 a.m.
Tony Balis: Founder of The Humanity Initiative
Drew Grant: Pop Culture Writer at Salon.com
- Summer reading recommendations
America's favorite librarian and book-lover joins Midmorning to discuss great summer reads.9:45 a.m.
Nancy Pearl: Former librarian and author of "Book Lust," "Book Lust To Go," and "Book Crush."
- Revolution and the demise of the protest song
According to music critic Dorian Lynskey, protest music isn't what it used to be. In his new book, "33 Revolutions Per Minute," Lynskey looks at some of the best-known protest songs from Billie Holiday to Green Day.10:06 a.m.
Dorian Lynskey: Author of 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs. He writes for the Guardian, The Word, Q, Spin and Empire.
Richard Flacks: Recently retired as professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara and host of Culture of Protest, a weekly radio program that has been focusing on the music of protest for the past 29 years.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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