Midday presents the Public Policy Unit documentary "Dropouts: Falling off the Bottom Rung." MPR’s Stephen Smith, Bill Catlin, and Dan Olson create a collaborative report on Minnesota high school dropouts.
Topics of teen pregnancy, Head Start program, street gangs, and alternative schools are highlighted.
1988 MNSPJ Page One Award, first place in Excellence in Journalism - Radio Investigative category
1987 Northwest Broadcast News Association Award, award of merit in Documentary - Large Market category