Midday looks at the proposal for a new Twins ballpark.and surrounding financial details with guests Gene Merriam, Minnesota Senate Finance Committee Chairman, and MPR reporter Bill Wareham. Listeners call in with questions.
Midday looks at education funding in Minnesota. Studio guests are DFL Representative Becky Kelso of Shakopee,who is chair of the K-12 budget committee in the House, and Republican Senator Gen Olson of Minnetrista, who is a member of the Senate K-12 Budget Division.
Midday looks at the health care system: how it works and how it can be improved. Studio guests are Michael Scandrett, Executive Director of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans, and Stuart Hanson, a representative of the Minnesota Medical Association.
Midday examines aviation safety with pilot and author John Nancem, a commercial commercial pilot and a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserves. He's written a number of aviation thrillers, the most recent, "Medusa's Child." Listeners call in with questions.
Midday looks at proposals to cut taxes, give tax rebates, or reform the tax system. Studio guests are Jim Girard, the State Revenue Commisssioner, and DFL State Representative Dee Long, who chairs the House Tax Committee. Listeners call in with questions.
Midday presents two Minnesota Public Radio documentaries by producer Stephen Smith. The first, "Face of Mercy, Face of Hate," is about the life and mysterious death of a Bosnia Serb. The second, "A Plague of Plastic Soldiers," is about efforts to clear land mines in Cambodia.