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

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • How to save the middle class
    The recession has forced the middle class into day-by-day living instead of building grand visions for the future. As political debate centers on taxing the rich versus cutting spending, how can the middle class reclaim its ground?9:06 a.m.
    Don Peck: Features Editor at The Atlantic and author of "Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures and What We Can Do About It"
    Robert Kuttner: Co-founder of The American Prospect and the Economic Policy Institute and author of "Obama's Challenge: America's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency"
    Bill Beach: Director of The Heritage Foundation's Center for Data Analysis
  • The value of failure
    Life doesn't always turn out as planned, and many of today's challenges can't be solved with ready made solutions. In his new book, economist Tim Harford argues that an adaptive, trial-and-error approach to the challenges we face could be the key to thriving in a complex world.10:06 a.m.
    Tim Harford: writes the "Dear Economist" column for the Financial Times. His new book is titled "Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure."
  • Working for a bonus to give it away
    If you're lucky enough to have a job and earn a bonus, there are plenty of places to spend your extra money. But would you give it to someone else? We examine research on a novel approach called pro-social incentives.10:40 a.m.
    Jena McGregor: Author of On Leadership's Washington Post Leadership blog and former management editor at BusinessWeek.

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