- Cool peace or cold war?
Russia may deploy missiles to Belarus, and experts say their foreign policies have an anti-democratic drift. Midmorning examines Russia's connection to Iran and its bilateral relationship with the West.9:06 a.m.
Stephen Sestanovich: Senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a professor of international diplomacy at Columbia University. He was U.S. ambassador at large for the former Soviet Union from 1997 to 2001.
Mark Medish: Vice President for Studies -- Russia, China and Eurasia at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
- The short tenure of Rachel Paulose
Minnesota U.S. attorney Rachel Paulose is leaving her post amid controversy over her management of that office. She is taking a new job in the U.S. Department of Justice. Midmorning gets analysis from a former Minnesota U.S. attorney.9:45 a.m.
David Lillehaug: Former Minnesota U.S. attorney. He's currently an attorney with Fredrikson and Byron.
- Drinking beyond limits
The recent alcohol-related death of one Minnesota college student, Amanda Jax, has brought the issue of campus drinking back into the spotlight. One expert says the problem goes far beyond college campuses.10:06 a.m.
Toben Nelson: Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota.
Richard Yoast: director of the American Medical Association's Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. He is also the director of A Matter of Degree: The National Effort to Reduce High-Risk Drinking Among College Students.
Randy Hyman: Vice chancellor for academic support and student life at the University of Minnesota Duluth.
Wendy Schuh: Alcohol and drug education coordinator at Minnesota State University Mankato.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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