Rising meat prices have prompted a meat boycott movement headquartered in California, Fight Inflation Together. A local meat cutter?s union spokesman claims the boycott is being observed mostly in affluent neighborhoods. Families in those areas think it?s stylish to go along with the boycott.
Greg Barron learns about the bottom feeding Mudcat at the unlikely fishing spot in downtown Saint Paul. Riley, Hainey, a local expert on the scavenger fish discusses the methods for catching the fish, preparing the fish, and how they compare to other species of Minnesota fish.
While many media outlets worry about individual industries suffering from lack of fuel, economists such as Frank Booty see that the energy crisis will affect local and individual businesses, but will probably not derail the entire economy.
Pierre Rinfret, a former Nixon advisor speaks and answers questions regarding a number of details relating to the greater energy crisis of the 1970s. He puts blame squarely on government intervention and private industry miscues, and the heightened concern for environmental issues.
Nixon recently urged the country to increase carpooling efforts. 3M has a carpool plan in place already due to the need to reduce traffic congestion at the complex. The company supplies commuter vans for carpools. Helen Seaver talks about how drivers are chosen and how the system works.
The state?s gas allocation system is explained by James Ikehoff of the Civil Defense Office. Mandatory gas allocations affect how much gas suppliers have to sell. Gas stations could run short. The federal energy office has predicted a national gasoline shortage of 20 percent by summer.
The trucker slowdown and strike is affecting grocery store supply and food distribution. Bill Hannan says he?s optimistic most large stores will outlast the truckers? strike due to a two week inventory in warehouses.
Mr. Brown talks about a possible auto mechanics strike that will affect body work, mechanical repair, parts, and other services in the St. Paul, South St. Paul and White Bear areas. Workers want improvements in wages, hospitalization and pensions.