- What happened to trust?
Trust in the political system has declined from the high levels it reached just after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But some say a lack of trust can be a good thing in politics.9:06 a.m.
Marc Hetherington: Associate professor of political science at Vanderbilt University. He's the author of "Why Trust Matters: Declining Political Trust and the Demise of American Liberalism."
Russell Hardin: Professor of politics at New York University and the author of "Trust and Trustworthiness."
Bob Collins: Writes News Cut blog for Minnesota Public Radio News.
- The Gen Y voter
The Obama campaign has harnessed the energy and dedication of politically active youth, but should they be asking what Obama can do for them? Midmorning discusses the presence and power of youth in politics with two members of Generation Y.10:06 a.m.
Jonathan Darman: is Senior Writer and Political Correspondent for Newsweek. His essay is called "Ask Not What You Can Do for Barack Obama."
Jonathan Chavez: cofounder and director of analytics and social sphere strategies. Consultant to the institute of politics at Harvard and coauthor of their 15th annual Biannual Youth Survey on Politics and Public Service.
Bob Collins: News Cut blog for Minnesota Public Radio News.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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