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Thursday In Depth: April 25, 2013

  • 9:06 a.m.

    MnDOT chief Zelle waits for word on transportation bills

    MnDOT Commissioner Charlie Zelle is keeping a keen eye on the transportation budget bills working their way through the Minnesota House and Senate. Those measures seem to be sputtering as the legislative session enters its final weeks.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    The how and where of sex trafficking in Minnesota

    "Prostitution is not the world's oldest profession. It is the world's oldest oppression," says Vednita Carter, the founder and executive director of Breaking Free, a nonprofit for victims and survivors of prostitution. A conference in St. Paul will focus on the effort to help women and girls escape prostitution and human trafficking.

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    When going online becomes a political act

    Social networking sites are playing a larger role in how Americans get involved in politics and civic affairs. A new study from the Pew Research Center showed that nearly 40 percent of Americans now engage in political activity on a social network.

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The Daily Circuit Blog

  • Book picks: Life in a lookout tower, HR innovation, and a crime classic

    "Time spent being a lookout isn't spent at all. Every day in a lookout is a day not subtracted from the sum of one's life."
  • Op-ed pick: Learning to like "Lean In"

    "What I needed now, far more than feminist theory, was someone to tell me that I did have the personal strength to respond to the vast, impossibly complex challenges of finding meaningful work in this economy and preparing to navigate the professional world as a young woman."
  • Op-ed pick: Why college is bad for athletes (and everyone else, too)

    "Once colleges did away with any kind of real general-education requirements, students were left on their own to figure out what they thought was important. "
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    Our favorite financial guru Ruth Hayden joins us at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, to talk about your most memorable financial decisions. When you look back, what was the best money you've ever spent? What was the worst thing you've ever done with your cash? For me, the best money I've spent lately was a...

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