Midday speaks with Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak who has had to realign his budget priorities to consider road maintenance and repair in the aftermath of the I-35W bridge collapse Now he's hoping a special session at the Legislature will help solve some of the city's financial burdens.
Midday previews legislative hearings on new I-35W bridge reconstruction plans in a joint House-Senate transportation committee meeting, now that state transportation officials have unveiled a preliminary design.
Divers are still struggling with debris and river currents to find the remaining missing people who were on I-35W when it collapsed, and recent storms may slow the search even more. Midday discusses ambiguous loss and how to be resilient in the face of trauma. Guest Pauline Boss, University of
Midday talks wth Dr. John Hick, a physician at the Hennepin County Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine who was at the scene of the bridge collapse within minutes. He discusses the emergency response on the scene and in nearby hospitals.
The collapse of the I-35W bridge has sparked widespread concern about how transportation infrastructure is maintained. Midday guests Phil Krinkie and Dee Long discuss how much we should spend on our roads, and where that money should come from.
It's been one week since the I-35W bridge collapsed. To mark this occasion Midday offers a special one-hour broadcast featuring the latest on the investigation, the stories of the survivors and a rememberance of the victims.
On this Midday program Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, and Sen. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, discuss the gay marriage issue in Minnesota. Bachmann supports a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, and Dibble opposes it. Listeners call in with questions.
Midday features a discussion about the life and work of legendary television news broadcaster Dave Moore. Guest: Dave Nimmer, University of St. Thomas journalism professor. Listeners call in with questions.
A Midday call-in program about charitable giving-- who we help and why we help. Does the help make a difference in people's lives? The studio guest is Major Robert Thomson, the Northern Division Secretary of the Salvation Army in Minnesota and North Dakota