- New regulation likely for oil
Obama's new oil commission will consider new regulations in response to the spill which may punish BP or even ban offshore drilling. Midmorning looks at the impact of such laws not only on the environment, but on our access to affordable oil.9:06 a.m.
John Felmy: is chief economist with the American Petroleum Institute.
Lisa Speer: Director of the International Oceans Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
- Feminism and Islam
Author Isobel Coleman says feminism is gaining strength among women who practice Islam, and some of the rationale comes from what Muslims believe is the word of God: The Koran.10:06 a.m.
Isobel Coleman: Senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of "Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East."
Zainab Salbi: Founder and CEO of Women for Women International, an organization that helps women in war zones rebuild their lives. She's the author most recently of "Between Two Worlds: Escape from Tyranny: Growing Up in the Shadow of Saddam."
- Newsmaker: The White House gets renovated
The White House is undergoing an extensive, and expensive, remodeling project that could take up to four years to complete. Midmorning speaks with a White House historian about the renovation.10:45 a.m.
William Seale: Author most recently of an updated two-volume history, "The President's House," published by the White House Historical Association.
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