A good debate sometimes provokes new questions. The Insight Now online debate (at MPRnews.org) on whether increasing college enrollment will lead to lower college standards has raised a few to ponder:
--Are there really viable alternatives to the classic four-year degree?
--Has the cost of college made the liberal arts degree a luxury?
--Has high school put too many students too far behind?
Join us and a crew of former legislators as we discuss the tax plans currently under debate at the State Capitol.
From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. CST, we'll host an online round table on education reform efforts at the State Capitol with two experts in the field.
MPR invites you to an hour to talk about the challenges facing rural health care. The live forum will focus on one publicly-owned hospital's difficulty in keeping financially afloat -- Virginia Regional Medical Center.
Talking about childhood obesity has become more accepted. But how do young people with a weight problem deal with the stigma of being labelled obese? Should the solution to the obesity problem emphasize weight loss, or being happy with the body you have? We'll also talk about how busy parents can help young people eat well, and how money-strapped rural schools are dealing with the issue.
More and more college students hold jobs while they carry at least a part-time class schedule and increasingly that work conflicts with college to the point students feel that they have to drop out, a new study finds.
Plenty of talk is out there about how young people are leaving small towns, like those in our state. Authors of a new book called "Hollowing Out The Middle" have sent out an alarm for leaders of local communities to heed: You are letting young people slip away.
A number of insights on how Minnesotans save energy and why they do it, that come via the Public Insight Network.
A plan to merge Mankato with North Mankato to save money and taxes has left members of both communities asking, "why now?"
MPR News convened seven people to talk about the fallout from the Moorhead school district's financing situation. It wasn't face-to-face, but in a "virtual forum" where they came together.
Credit card lenders have moved quickly to change the terms of their cards in advance of new federal regulations, and consumers are feeling the effects through higher interest rates and fees.
Congress continues to fight over health care reform, and leading proposals still rely on employers providing health coverage even though fewer Americans get health insurance through their jobs.
This week, Minnesota Public Radio News convened a group of small business owners to find if businesses actually getting easier credit. From manufacturers to single-person contractors, we wanted them to talk about their experiences in the economic downturn.
Things are looking bleak for a new Army weapon being designed in Fridley. The BAE Systems mobile cannon program employs several hundred engineers and others, whose jobs are now at risk.
Those who have their work hours cut could also be eligible for unemployment benefits.