Midmorning ceased broadcast on February 20, 2012 and was replaced by The Daily Circuit.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Private money in public schools
    In an era of government belt-tightening across all sectors, public schools are relying more heavily on private foundation money for support. When a private organization invests in a public institution, how much influence does the funder have on the fundee?9:06 a.m.
    Susan Heegaard: Vice president and educational achievement team leader at the Bush Foundation.
    Sarah Reckhow: Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University.
  • The Pentagon Papers -- why they matter today
    U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Government secrets spanning several Presidents. 7,000 pages. Now that the Pentagon Papers have been released in its entirety, we look through a new and bigger window into history.9:45 a.m.
    Tim Naftali: Director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
  • Obsessed with our kids' happiness
    In her time as a therapist-in-training, writer Lori Gottlieb has noticed a trend among young parents: paying too much attention to their kids' happiness. She believes that the attempt to shelter children from any painful feelings is having the opposite of its intended effect.10:06 a.m.
    Lori Gottlieb: Journalist and author. Her article "How to Land Your Kid in Therapy" appears in the July/August issue of The Atlantic.

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