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

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Monday, October 24, 2011

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  • Making tough decisions
    We face tough decisions each day. In fact, as Jonah Lehrer notes, we've managed to turn even trivial choices - say, picking a toothpaste - into a tortured mental task. The typical supermarket has more than 200 different dental cleaning options. How should we make all of these hard decisions?9:06 a.m.
    Jonah Lehrer: author of "How We Decide." Lehrer edits the "Mind Matters" blog for Scientific American and writes his own blog, "The Frontal Cortex."
  • Can the teen brain identify chart-topping pop music hits?
    Emory University scientists studying teenagers listening to new music have found brain responses that could help predict a song's commercial success. Neuroeconomist Gregory Berns joins us to discuss his findings.9:40 a.m.
    Gregory Berns: Distinguished Professor of Neuroeconomics and Director of the Center for Neuropolicy at Emory University
  • Broadcast of Mall of America national security event
    September 11, 2011 marked the 10-year anniversary of the attacks on 9/11. At an event co-sponsored by the Mall of America and William Mitchell College of Law's National Security Forum, Kerri Miller spoke with three national security experts about issues surrounding current terrorism threats.10:06 a.m.
    Eric Schmitt: National security correspondent for the New York Times and co-author of "Counterstrike."
    Juliette Kayyem: National security and foreign policy columnist for the Boston Globe. She served as Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security under President Obama.
    Paul Pillar: Former CIA officer and currently the director of graduate studies at Georgetown's Center for Peace and Security Studies.

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