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Wednesday In Depth: May 9, 2012

  • 9:20 a.m.

    The growing popularity of religious books

    Just 50 years ago, it would have been difficult to find many religious books at the bookstore. Today, religious books fill entire sections in bookstores around the world. What does the popularity of religious books say about our culture?

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Is the future of college online?

    We shop, bank and make friends online, so why not go to college online too? Some of the big-name schools, including Stanford and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, are now offering their classes online for free. Can online universities replace a traditional college?

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    Study: Social factors are greatest indicators of early death

    Education and family structure are the greatest indicators for life expectancy, new research from Stanford shows. Those factors are even more important than access to healthcare or individual habits including smoking.

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  • 4 beach read lists for your summer vacation

    I am bringing "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson, "How Fiction Works" by James Woods, and "An Officer and a Spy" by Robert Harris on my trip.
  • Video: Inside The Daily Circuit studio with Tom Weber

    MPR News Reporter Tim Post is working on a special video project this summer and took some time today to install his GoPro cameras in the studio.
  • 4 history book recommendations

    Books that chronicle Stalin's rise, Nixon's fall and the epic journey of one the great men of the 20th century.
  • Op-ed pick: Why France is still a good place for bookstores

    "The new measure is part of France’s effort to promote “biblio-diversity” and help independent bookstores compete. Here, there’s no big bookseller with the power to suddenly turn off the spigot."

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