- How to cut the deficit
America's soaring deficit is the focus of much debate in Washington, and the New York Times is tapping into the collective wisdom of its readers to help solve the problem. Midmorning asks listeners to weigh in on how they would reduce the deficit.9:06 a.m.
David Leonhardt: Cover economics and writes the Economic Scene column for the New York Times.
James Horney: Director of Federal Fiscal Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
- Newsmaker: Lame-duck Congress tries to get things done
Congress is back to work this week, with a lot of business to be done by the end of the year. Among the big debates will be the battle over what to do with the Bush-era tax cuts.9:45 a.m.
Erin McPike: National political reporter for RealClearPolitics.
- Talking Volumes with Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver's new novel, "The Lacuna," is the story of a man who spends his youth among legendary Mexican figures Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, then grows reclusive in older age. Kingsolver talked with Kerri Miller on Nov. 11 as part of the Talking Volumes regional book club series.10:06 a.m.
Barbara Kingsolver: Author of "The Lacuna." Her other fiction includes "The Poisonwood Bible" and "The Bean Trees." She also wrote "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle," a nonfiction account of her family's attempt to go one year consuming primarily the things they were able to grow or buy from neighbors.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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