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

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The psychological strain facing the long term unemployed
    Behind today's new unemployment figures is the fact that more Americans are jobless for a longer period of time. What impact is this having on society and, if you're unemployed, what can you do to avoid depression?9:06 a.m.
    Robert Leahy: Director of The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy in New York City.
  • College graduates face a tough job market
    In this slow recovery, recent college graduates are among those having a difficult time finding employment. Midmorning speaks with a college career counselor about mentally preparing college graduates to enter a tough job market.9:45 a.m.
    Kimberly Betz: Director of career development at St. Catherine University.
  • The evolution of comic books
    As technology continues to develop, comic books are slowly being transformed. We discuss how media is changing comic books and the ways that comics can be used in academia.10:06 a.m.
    Karen Green: curator of Columbia University Libraries' comics and graphic novels collection. She works with Columbia faculty in a wide range of disciplines to facilitate the use of comics in their courses.
    Scott McCloud: cartoonist and theorist on comics as a distinct literary and artistic medium. His book, Understanding Comics, a 215-page comic book about the comics medium, has been translated into over 16 languages.
  • The Midmorning Rewind
    Take a listen back to some of the memorable moments from the week. An author and a historian share their thoughts on monsters, humor and horror, a novelist explains how his book went from flop to bestseller, and an elderly Brooklyn man recounts his correspondence with a dictator. We also hear from the late Tom Keith about one of his favorite sound effects.10:45 a.m.

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