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

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Harnessing the power of the brain
    Turning thought into action would appear to be the stuff of science fiction. But at Brown University's Donoghue Lab, researchers have created sensors that allow victims of paralysis to convert their intentions into computer commands. Could mind control be far behind?9:06 a.m.
    John Donoghue: Professor of Neuroscience at Brown University and director of the Brown Institute of Brain Science.
  • Wikileaks, digital freedom, and the law
    Midmorning speaks with one of the attorneys for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about free speech, activism and why the organization's release of potentially sensitive diplomatic information should be defended.10:06 a.m.
    Mark Stephens: Former counsel for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He specializes in media law with the firm Finers Stephens Innocent.
  • Twitter as a global mood ring
    Scott Golder and Michael Macy from Cornell University are using Twitter as a tool to gauge the mood of average people around the globe by examining the emotional tone of people's messages. We speak with Scott Golder about his research.10:45 a.m.
    Scott Golder: graduate student in Sociology at Cornell University, conducting research that draws from often massive records of internet activity.

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