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

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Monday, June 27, 2011

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  • The 'triumph' of new-age medicine
    Medical professions have long distanced themselves from alternative medicine, which some doctors dismissed as quackery. But now, journalist and author David H. Freedman says that's changing. Is alternative medicine ready to claim a place in the mainstream?9:06 a.m.
    David H. Freedman: Journalist and author specializing in business and technology. His work has appeared in Inc., the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, Wired, Science, and the Harvard Business Review.
    Dr. Steven Salzberg: Director, Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, University of Maryland. He'll soon join Johns Hopkins University as Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine.
    Dr. Victor Montori: Endocrinologist and Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
  • Bachmann makes 2012 campaign official
    Michele Bachmann officially announces her candidacy for president today in Waterloo, Iowa. Midmorning looks at how her presence changes the GOP field of candidates.9:45 a.m.
    Lara Brown: Assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. Her research interests include national elections, presidential aspirants, congressional incumbents and political scandals.
  • The evolution of gospel music
    Don McGlynn joins us to discuss his new musical documentary, "Rejoice and Shout," which traces the evolution of gospel through its many musical styles - spirituals and early hymns, four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing into gospel, the emergence of soul, and the blending of rap and hip-hop elements.10:06 a.m.
    Don McGlynn: Producer and director who has made more than a dozen musical documentaries since his first film in 1982. His latest is Rejoice and Shout.
  • A journey into fame, excess and human frailty
    Journalist and rock critic Neil Strauss has interviewed hundreds of rock stars and other celebrities. His new book is a collection of some of his most memorable exchanges.10:45 a.m.
    Neil Strauss: Journalist and author of "Everyone Loves You When You're Dead."

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