- Politics and science
The presidential candidates recently responded to the top 14 science questions facing America. Midmorning analyses their answers to find out where scientific innovation fits into America's political conversation.9:06 a.m.
Shawn Otto: Author and screenwriter of "House of Sand and Fog." He is a founder of Science Debate 2008, and helped edit the questions for consideration.
Peter Norvig: Director of research for Google.
Alex King: Director of the Ames Laboratory.
- The Puritan dilemma
Sarah Vowell's latest take on American history says the Puritans were not paragons of virtue, but shaped Americans' image of themselves nevertheless.10:06 a.m.
Sarah Vowell: Author and contributor to This American Life. Her new book is "The Wordy Shipmates."
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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