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

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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  • Is Google affecting our memory?
    A recent series of studies out of Columbia University demonstrate that the availability of the Internet is changing the nature of what we remember, making us more likely to recall where we can find facts rather than the facts themselves. Two memory experts join Midmorning to discuss that study and the latest in memory research.9:06 a.m.
    Gayatri Devi: MD, neurologist and clinical associate professor at New York University School of Medicine. She also is the director of the New York Memory and Healthy Aging Services.
    Henry Roediger: Professor of psychology and director of the memory lab at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Bloodshed in Syria
    Bahrain and Kuwait have joined Saudi Arabia in recalling their ambassadors from Damascus, condemning Syria's use of force against the protesters. We discuss developments in Syria as President Bashar al-Assad comes under increased pressure.10:06 a.m.
    Blake Hounshell: Managing editor of Foreign Policy Magazine. By phone from Doha, Qatar.
    Dr. Bara Sarraj: Transplant immunologist at Northwestern University's School of Medicine. For nine years, he was a prisoner in Syria's infamous Tadmor Prison.
  • War literature - yesterday to today
    It's a genre that spans history. In America, from the founding of our nation to modern day current events. How do the world's current conflicts affect the literature we read?10:40 a.m.
    Elizabeth Samit: Professor of English at the United States Military Academy and author of "Soldier's Heart"

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