- Foreign policy: Our 2012 options
Recent polls report Americans aren't as interested in foreign policy as they are in domestic economic issues. But defense spending is on the chopping block and GOP presidential candidates are going public with their foreign policy ideas. We explore the defense and diplomacy issues facing the United States on the world stage.9:06 a.m.
Michael O'Hanlon: Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy at the Brooking Institution. He is the author of several books, including "The Wounded Giant: America's Armed Forces in an Age of Austerity" and the forthcoming "Bending History; Barack Obama's Foreign Policy."
Peter Feaver: Coeditor of "Shadow Government" a conservative blog on foreignpolicy.com and professor of political science and public policy at Duke University. He is the director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy.
- Wisconsin recall efforts begin
Opponents of Republican Gov. Scott Walker yesterday launched their effort to kick him out of office before his term ends. They will need to collect 540,000 valid signatures within 60 days. We discuss the latest developments in the recall effort.9:40 a.m.
Barry Burden: Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies.
Shawn Johnson: covers the State Capitol for Wisconsin Public Radio.
- Rin Tin Tin: The life and the legend
Author Susan Orlean tells the powerful story of Rin Tin Tin, the world's most famous dog. She follows Rinty's journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon and joins us to discuss her newest book.10:06 a.m.
Susan Orlean: staff writer for The New Yorker since 1992, and has contributed articles to Vogue, Rolling Stone, Esquire, and Outside. She is the author of several books, including The Orchid Thief.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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