- The disappearing moderate
Moderates and centrists used to forge compromise in American politics. But today with most of them out of office, American politics is more polarizing, making agreement on important issues near impossible.9:06 a.m.
Thomas Schaller: Associate professor of political science at the University of Maryland and author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without The South."
Michael Young: Managing Partner of Michael Young Strategic Research and co-writer of the "Politically Uncorrected" column at the Center for Politics & Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College.
- A wild year for weather
Severe drought in Texas and an active hurricane season in the Atlantic are just the latest events in what has already been an active year in meteorology. MPR chief meteorologist Paul Huttner joins Midmorning to discuss what's going on with our weather.10:06 a.m.
Paul Huttner: MPR chief meteorologist.
Wade Goodwin: Correspondent for National Public Radio, based in Texas.
Carrol Henderson: Non-game wildlife program specialist with the Minnesota DNR.
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