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Midday on education funding in Minnesota

Jan 23, 1997

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.

Health care discussion

Feb 3, 1997

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 on air safety and aviation

Feb 7, 1997

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 on drunk driving

Feb 10, 1997

Midday looks at drunk driving and the proposal to reduce the legal blood alcohol limit for driving to .08.

Midday features Frances Densmore documentary

Feb 13, 1997

Midday rebroadcasts an MPR documentary about Frances Densmore, a Minnesota anthropologist who recorded the songs and traditions of Native Americans.

Auto expert talks about cars and trucks on Midday

Feb 27, 1997

Midday talks with car expert Jack Gillis, who is out with his 1997 editions of "The Car Book" and "The Truck, Van, and 4-by-4 Book." He also writes a used car book which will be out this summer.

Tax proposals discussed on Midday

Mar 6, 1997

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.

"Face of Mercy, Face of Hate" and "A Plague of Plastic Soldiers" on Midday

Mar 10, 1997

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.

Midday on Washington campaign finance

Mar 14, 1997

Midday discussion about questionable campaign fundraising in Washington.  Guests are Minnesota Public Radio political commentators Bob Meek and Tom Horner.

Midday on cloning

Mar 18, 1997

Midday examines cloning with guests Susan Wolf, assistant professor of Law and Medicine at the University of Minnesota Law School and faculty associate at the University's Center for Bio-medical Ethics, and Thomas Bouchard, University of Minnesota psychology professor.  Listeners call in with que

Midday on basic skills testing results

Mar 21, 1997

Midday discusses the results of the basic skills tests given to Minnesota eighth-graders.

Midday previews the Oscars

Mar 24, 1997

Midday  focuses on the Academy Award nominees for this year with Minnesota Public Radio producer and film expert Stephanie Curtis, the "Movie Maven".