The man behind the candidates He has advised Democratic presidential contenders on everything from what ads to run to what talking points to hit. Consultant Bob Shrum says what makes the difference for a particular candidate is deep down character.9:06 a.m.
Bob Shrum: Author of "No Excuses: Confessions of a Serial Campaigner."
The science of meditation Meditation has been shown to help relieve stress and anxiety among those who practice it, and scientists are now finding that it might have more measurable effects. Midmorning talks with two scientists who study meditation, about how it changes the brain.10:06 a.m.
Richard Davidson: Professor of psychology and psychiatry and director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Sara Lazar: Instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School.