Hospitals step up fight against infections Hospitals are encountering virulent infections that sicken the very patients they're trying to help. According to patient advocacy groups, hospitals could do more to prevent infections, including a simple test.9:06 a.m.
Betsy McCaughey: Founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and a former lieutenant governor of the state of New York. She joins us by phone from New York.
Leslie Baken: Chairman of infectious diseases, Park Nicollet Health Services.
Carlene Muto: Assistant professor in infectious diseases and director of infection control for UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
The legacy of "Howl" Fifty years ago, Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" changed the popular notion of poetry with its apocalyptic imagery, and sparked an obscenity trial with its explicit language. Midmorning examines the legacy of Ginsberg's epic poem.10:06 a.m.
Bill Morgan: Archivist of Allen Ginsberg and editor of "Howl on Trial: The Battle for Free Expression."
Maria Damon: Professor of English at the University of Minnesota.