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Objects in Mirror: January 24, 2008 Archive

Is Paul McCartney the greatest songwriter?

Posted at 7:55 AM on January 24, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

The Current DJ Mark Wheat wonders if Paul McCartney is the greatest living songwriter and is looking for your take. Wheat focuses on McCartney (or"Macca", the British nickname for Paul) because of his reach, influence, and coverability. Wheat also cites McCartney's "massive success with Wings" for Macca's "right to the crown without John."

I'm guessing music fans will have something to say about that. Post your comment and weigh in today - Wheat likes to wrap a hot topic up at the end of the week.

What should be the next step for light rail?

Posted at 2:20 PM on January 24, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Armchair transportation experts take notice! Mike Reszler, MPR's Managing Editor for online news, wonders what should be the next step for light rail? He writes:

Metropolitan Council is set to decide to the future of the proposed light rail Central Corridor. The current proposal exceeds $1 billion, and officials have stated they need to get the amount closer to $800 million.

Join the online discussion to share your own ideas.

More from MPR: Pawlenty says Central Corridor LRT plan costs too much

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