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

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Looking for the truth in 2012 campaign advertising
    As the 2012 presidential campaign season progresses, voters should expect a deluge of political advertising. We discuss how to tell truth from fiction in these advertisements, and look at some useful fact-checking resources.9:06 a.m.
    Kathleen Hall Jameison: professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author or co-author of 15 books including "unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation" (Random House, 2007). The Annenberg Public Policy Center has partnered with the award-winning FactCheck.org on a new project, FlackCheck.org, which will be posting video takedowns of deceptive political content daily.
    Lucas Graves: PhD candidate in communications at Columbia University. His dissertation studies the fact-checking movement in American journalism as a window onto changes in the news ecosystem.
    Catharine Richert: reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. She writes PoliGraph, a fact-checking feature that gets behind the spin in politics, telling you who's citing verifiable, contextual data and who's not.
  • Revenge of the electric car
    Chris Paine's new documentary follows four entrepreneurs from 2007 through the end of 2010 as they fight to bring the electric car back to the world market during a global recession. Paine and auto columnist Dan Neil join us to discuss the film and the future of the electric car.10:06 a.m.
    Chris Paine: co-writer and director of Revenge of the Electric Car (2011). His prior work includes the feature documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006).
    Dan Neil: auto columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of the "Rumble Seat" column which runs Saturdays.
  • Penn State students rally around Paterno
    Students at Penn State erupted in protest last night after the university's board of trustees announced the firing of longtime football coach Joe Paterno for his role in handling sex abuse allegations against a former coach. Midmorning looks at the curious reaction of the students, and what that says about the role of sports on college campuses.10:45 a.m.
    Doug Hartmann: Associate professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota.

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