- Minnesota not the only state dealing with a budget crisis
Minnesota is just one of several states heading toward a potential government shutdown. Midmorning gets an update on budget battles in California and Iowa and examines why governors and legislators across the nation are engaging in a high-stakes game of chicken.9:06 a.m.
Jeneane Beck: Political reporter for Iowa Public Radio.
John Myers: Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED.
Jon Shure: Director of state fiscal strategies for the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.
- Minot prepares for devastation
The city of Minot, N.D. is bracing for the Souris River to reach its highest level ever. The predictions range from disastrous to unstoppable to historic.9:45 a.m.
Kim Fundingsland: Writer for The Minot Daily News.
- A backlash against co-ed dorms?
Catholic University in Washington, D.C. just announced their plan to phase out co-ed dorms with the hope of fighting a culture of binge drinking and casual sex. Should single-sex dorms be embraced?10:06 a.m.
Laura Sessions Stepp: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Washington Post, has written for 15 years about the lives, legends and culture of youth. Her most recent book is Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both.
Brian Willoughby: Professor at the School of Family Life, Brigham Young University.
- Too close to war: From journalist to hostage
Reporter Clare Morgana Gillis was scheduled to be a guest on Midmorning on April 6. But the day before, she was taken captive in Libya, beaten and held for six weeks. Today, she finally joins us to describe her ordeal.10:45 a.m.
Clare Morgana Gillis: Freelance reporter for USA Today and The Atlantic.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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