- GOP and what the off-year election says about the future
This year's off-year elections are taking on more significance than usual, revealing a split in the Republican Party that could have repercussions in 2010 and 2012. Analysts talk about what the wins in governors' races in Virginia and New Jersey and a loss in a New York state Congressional race mean to the future of the Republican party.9:06 a.m.
Julian Zelizer: Professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University.
Steve Lombardo: President of the Lombardo Consulting Group. He was a senior advisor to Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign.
Vin Weber: Former Republican congressman and managing partner of Clark & Weinstock. He is co-chair of Tim Pawlenty's Freedom First political action committee.
- Concordia's annual salute to top writers
Kerri Miller talked with authors Maxine Hong Kingston and Annette Gordon-Reed, the featured speakers at the National Book Awards at Concordia College in Moorhead. Kingston is the author of "The Woman Warrior." And Gordon-Reed is the author of "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family." The event was recorded Friday, Oct. 30.10:06 a.m.
Maxine Hong Kingston: Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for "The Woman Warrior" and the National Book Award for "China Men."
Annette Gordon-Reed: Winner of the National Book Award for "The Hemingses of Monticello." Dr. Gordon-Reed also won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 2009.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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