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

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Friday, October 2, 2009

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  • Rape as a weapon of war
    Rape reached epidemic proportions in the Democratic Republic of Congo during the war. The UN recently passed a resolution not only condemning sexual violence used as a weapon but to send experts to countries to tell them how prosecute the offenders. That's difficult to do when the governments' armies and police forces are the rapists.9:06 a.m.
    Marianne Mollman: Women's rights advocacy director for Human Rights Watch.
    Erin Morgan: International programs clinical consultant, Center for Victims of Torture. She works with victims of rape and trains others to help them in Congo.
    Melanne Verveer: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues at the U.S. State Department.
  • Juggling motherhood in the office and at home
    Remember opting out? That's when women and men who could decided to drop careers for full time parenting. The recession has prompted some to reconsider that move. An economist and author talk about work-life balance in tough economic times.10:06 a.m.
    Kristin Maschka: Author of "This is Not How I Thought it Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today."
    Karine Moe: Professor of economics from Macalester College. She is co-author of "Glass Ceilings and 100-Hour Couples: What the Opt-Out Phenomenon Can Teach Us About Work and Family."

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