- The nightly news war
Declining viewership has heightened competition between the major news networks and their flagship evening shows. In a new book, media critic Howard Kurtz looks behind the scenes at how the news is packaged.9:06 a.m.
Howard Kurtz: Author of the new book "Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War." He writes the Media Notes column for the Washington Post and host of CNN's Reliable Sources.
- Pipeline fire drives oil prices upward
A pipeline fire in Clearbook Minnesota killed two workers. It also sent prices up, as a crucial part of the system that brings millions of barrels of oil to the Upper Midwest had to be closed.9:45 a.m.
Dan Pickering: Research analyst, Tudor Pickering and Company, investment and merchant banking firm.
Tom Robertson: Reporter, Minnesota Public Radio News.
Doug MacIntyre: Senior oil market analyst, Energy Information Administration. It's within the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Michelle Shocked's spiritual journey
When a punk rock feminist folk singer finds Jesus, the result is a beautiful live gospel album.10:06 a.m.
Michelle Shocked: Grammy-nominated musician and political activist who has worked for the rights of performing artists. Her latest album is called "To Heaven U Ride."
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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