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


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Friday, July 3, 2009

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  • Andrew BacevichThe end of the American century
    A retired Army colonel offers a scathing critique of America's "sense of entitlement," pointing to misguided oil consumption, politics, and strategies of our armed forces.9:06 a.m.
    Guests
    Andrew Bacevich: Professor of history and international relations at Boston University. His most recent book is "The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism."
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  • Inspired by LeonardoLeonardo DaVinci, man of mystery
    Scholars debate the role of Leonardo Da Vinci's artistry and technology in creating the scientific revolution, while popular culture has newly embraced his mysterious persona thanks to Dan Brown's novels. Midmorning searches for the true Da Vinci.10:06 a.m.
    Guests
    Michael Gaudio: Professor of art history at the University of Minnesota.
    J.B. Shank: Professor of history at the University of Minnesota.
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  • U.S. flagThe legacy of Tom Paine
    Thomas Paine's influential pamphlet "Common Sense" had a profound impact on American colonists seeking to break with the British Empire. Yet 200 years after his death, his role in American independence is often overshadowed. Midmorning looks at the legacy of the man some call the "forgotten founding father."10:45 a.m.
    Guests
    Harvey Kaye: Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and author of "Thomas Paine and the Promise of America."
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