Tom Weber Feature Archive

Last week's shooting in Connecticut spurred debate about mental health care in the U.S. We wanted to take a few minutes today to discuss a new effort here in Minnesota related to mental health. (The Daily Circuit, 12/18/2012)
Several health care-related matters await lawmakers as the state moves to implement the federal Affordable Care Act by its 2014 deadline. We'll discuss whether the state needs or can afford a Basic Health Plan to help residents afford insurance. (The Daily Circuit, 12/12/2012)
If Minnesota were a country, its 8th grade science scores would rank near the top, outscored only by Singapore and Taipei, according to a new report called Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study. (The Daily Circuit, 12/11/2012)
Union Depot's $243 million renovation is finally done and on Saturday officials in downtown St. Paul will reopen it to the public. John Diers, author of a forthcoming book on the history of Union Depot, spoke with The Daily Circuit during a walk-through of the building. (The Daily Circuit, 12/06/2012)
State Sen. Scott Dibble, DFL-Minneapolis, said he's "reasonably confident" Minnesota lawmakers will approve a new bullying prevention law for the state next year. Dibble has sponsored anti-bullying legislation at the state Capitol for several years. (The Daily Circuit, 12/06/2012)
The drug and alcohol treatment center Hazleden is bringing together several experts Tuesday in St. Louis Park to discuss the increased use of synthetic drugs in Minnesota, especially in the metro. (The Daily Circuit, 12/03/2012)
Minnesota folk musician Charlie Parr recently stopped by the MPR studios for a conversation and performance. He performed tracks from "Barnswallow," a new album he plans to release in February. (The Daily Circuit, 11/29/2012)
With a tight rental housing market, the cost of renting is on the rise. But what do experts say about that long-debated question of renting vs. owning? (The Daily Circuit, 11/28/2012)
Forums to guide the Dayton administration's task of creating a 'blueprint' for Minnesota's environmental future start today in Rochester. It's the first of six across the state. (The Daily Circuit, 11/27/2012)
This is the seventh in an occasional series called 'Ask a Neuroscientist.' Today, we take audience-submitted questions to Paul Zak, the founding director of the Center for Neuroeconomic Studies at Claremont Graduate University and author of "The Moral Molecule," to learn more about how the brain works. (The Daily Circuit, 11/21/2012)
Thursday is Give to the Max Day, a unique and organized effort to spur people to donate to nonprofits in Minnesota during one 24-hour period. It's the fourth year for the effort and this time more than 200 schools are part of the mix too. (The Daily Circuit, 11/14/2012)
Dennis Olson, a member a member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, was named the new director of American Indian Education at the Minnesota Department of Education in September. He spoke with The Daily Circuit about his new role. (The Daily Circuit, 11/13/2012)
Democrats in the Minnesota House and Senate elected their leaders Thursday as they prepare to take control of the Legislature in January. (The Daily Circuit, 11/09/2012)
The suspension of drug testing at the St. Paul crime lab in July amid allegations of shoddy science is forcing a debate in Minnesota about the science that's used in police work and investigations. (The Daily Circuit, 11/08/2012)
In Minnesota, Secretary of State Mark Ritchie is predicting this state's voters will again lead the nation in voter turnout, perhaps falling just shy of 80 percent voter turnout. Should voting be mandatory? (The Daily Circuit, 11/05/2012)