- Iowa Straw Poll
This Saturday Iowa voters head to Ames to voice their choice for the Republican Presidential nominee. We put our ear to the ground in Iowa in anticipation of Saturday's Straw Poll. How's it shaping up for the front-runners and the the long-shots?9:06 a.m.
Tim Hagle: Associate Professor of Political Science at The University of Iowa and College Republicans faculty advisor.
Mark Zdechlik: MPR News Political Reporter.
- Refocus on jobs
The recent debt ceiling debates dominated the attention of the U.S. Government, but many outside Washington are calling for elected officials to focus on job creation. What federal action would get more people back to work? And what are chances Washington will act?9:20 a.m.
Jim Tankersley: Award winning journalist and economics correspondent for The National Journal
- The album experience
Hip-hop superstars Jay-Z and Kanye West have billed their new album, Watch the Throne, as an "event record," meant to be listened to from start to finish. But are the days of thorough listening over? Has digital music changed the way we experience an album?10:06 a.m.
Ann Powers: Host of NPR's The Record, former chief pop critic of the Los Angeles Times. She is also the editor of this 2010's Best Music Writing collection.
Steve Almond: Writer and critic. His most recent book is "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life." He joins us from California.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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