Budget woes across the country California is in the national spotlight with a still unresolved $25 billion budget deficit, but it's just one of a handful of states facing budget gaps. Midmorning looks at fiscal crises around the country.9:06 a.m.
John Myers: Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED.
Alan Johnson: Political reporter for the Columbus Dispatch.
Corina Eckl: Director of the fiscal affairs program for the National Conference on State Legislatures.
Nicholas Johnson: Director of the state fiscal project at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
The Vietnam War, 50 years later A ceremony at the Vietnam Veteran's memorial Wednesday marks the death of two military advisors in Vietnam in July of 1959, which is considered by some as the beginning of the war. Historian Robert Dallek talks about the early years of the war, and the man who couldn't escape its shadow: Robert McNamara.9:45 a.m.
Robert Dallek: Presidential historian and author most recently of "Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power."
Differences of opinion on new stem cell policy The Obama administration has new guidelines on federally-funded human embryonic stem cell research that gives researchers more latitude in the cell lines they may study. Bioethics expert Jeffrey Kahn explores this issue as well as the ethics of patenting genes.10:06 a.m.
Jeffrey Kahn: Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota.