Midday discussion with two state legislative leaders to talk about issues facing lawmakers halfway through the session. Guests are Speaker of the House Phil Carruthers and Senate Minority Leader Dean Johnson. Listeners call in with questions.
Midday discusses basketball and baseball with Minnesota Public Radio's sports commentator Howard Sinker and reporter Bill Wareham. The focus is on on the Gophers' season, and the upcoming season for the Minnesota Twins, which begins Tuesday.
Midday discusses the U. S. economy with author and well-known economist Lester Thurow, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He's out with a new book called "The Future of Capitalism." Listeners call in with questions.
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 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 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.