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

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Did Cash for Clunkers work?
    The government's $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program was wildly popular, but plagued with problems. Two auto industry analysts assess the program that one car dealer called "the best program we all hate."9:06 a.m.
    David Welch: Detroit bureau chief for Businessweek.
    Michelle Krebs: Senior analyst for Edmunds.com.
  • The social networking personality
    A new poll shows that a majority of young people believe social networking sites promote narcissism and attention-seeking. Midmorning asks why this generation is considered more self-promoting and over-confident than previous generations.9:45 a.m.
    Jean Twenge: Associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University and lead author of the recent study Egos Inflating Over Time. She's also the author of the book "Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled...and More Miserable Than Ever Before." (2006)
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  • A new history and appreciation of national parks
    The preservation of America's most majestic land into national parks happened in large part because of the vision of a handful of individuals. A new PBS documentary profiles the parks and the people who fought to keep natural treasures pristine for generations.10:06 a.m.
    Dayton Duncan: Writer and documentary filmmaker. He's producer/ writer of the "The National Parks: America's Best Idea." The 12-hour documentary series airs in the fall on PBS.

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