- The demographic landscape: 2012 election
America's minority population is increasing faster than most people imagined. At the same time, the turnout by white voters played a major role in last year's midterms. What impact could all this have on the 2012 election?9:06 a.m.
Ron Brownstein: Editorial Director of the National Journal Group and writer for The Atlantic and National Journal.
Bill Bishop: Editor of "The Daily Yonder" and author of "The Big Sort."
- The artlessness of art theft
Art theft is one of the profitable criminal enterprises in the world, exceeding $6 billion in losses to galleries and art collectors. But art heists are not always as clever as they appears in the movies. A new book reveals some of the actors involved in the great Rembrandt heists of the past century, and their often clumsy methods.10:06 a.m.
Anthony Amore: Director of security at the Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum and author of "Stealing Rembrandts.
- The future of e-books
J.K. Rowling announced this month the launch of a new Harry Potter site, Pottermore.com. The site will be the exclusive distributor of Potter eBooks and will provide what Rowling calls a "unique online reading experience." Today, we talk about what to expect from Pottermore and the future of e-books.10:40 a.m.
Carolyn Kellogg: Book critic and lead blogger for the Los Angeles Times book blog Jacket Copy.
RD Zimmerman: Author of a series of bestselling mysteries, as well as a trilogy of Russian historical novels under the name Robert Alexander. His forthcoming novel, "When Dad Came Back as My Dog," will be published exclusively as an e-book.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
Download each day's Midmorning to your computer or portable MP3 player. Each hour addresses a different topic. To receive both hours every day, you need to subscribe to both hour one and hour two.
Subscribe directly with iTunes:
You can also copy and paste these URLs into your podcast software: