- Stem cells and the heart
Cardiologists are looking to stem cells as the new frontier in repairing, and replacing, damaged hearts. Two doctors on the cutting edge of cardiac stem cell technology join Midmorning to discuss their research.9:06 a.m.
Doris Taylor, MD: Director of the Center for Cardiovascular Repair at the University of Minnesota.
Eduardo Marban, MD: Director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.
- Art behind bars
Avi Steinberg spent time working in a prison library and saw first-hand what books and literature meant to some prisoners. Janie Paul works with prisoners on creative arts projects. They share their perspective on arts and humanities in the prisons.10:06 a.m.
Avi Steinberg: Journalist and author of "Running the Books."
Janie Paul: Artist and co-director of the University of Michigan's Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP).
- The politics of the pardon
Experts question the future of Governor Pawlenty's political ambitions amid news that the man he pardoned in 2008 was sexually assaulting another girl. Meanwhile President Obama just issued 9 pardons, the first of his presidency, as he was approaching a record drought for pardons from the Oval Office. Midmorning examines clemency at the state and federal level.10:45 a.m.
P.S. Ruckman: Associate Professor of Political Science at Rock Valley College.
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