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Thursday In Depth: December 13, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Does Minnesota need a Basic Health Plan?

    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.

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  • 10:20 a.m.

    Will Vikings stadium spur downtown community growth?

    How can a city incorporate a sports stadium into their downtown plan? Architects and urban planners agree that it's hard to do, which is why most large sports facilities exist away from city centers.

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  • 11:20 a.m.

    Best restaurants to visit this holiday season

    Rick Nelson, restaurant critic and food writer for the Star Tribune, is back on The Daily Circuit to talk about places to eat, drink and be merry this month. We'll look at the best places for holiday dining and some of the new restaurants in town you should check out.

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  • 4 beach read lists for your summer vacation

    I am bringing "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson, "How Fiction Works" by James Woods, and "An Officer and a Spy" by Robert Harris on my trip.
  • Video: Inside The Daily Circuit studio with Tom Weber

    MPR News Reporter Tim Post is working on a special video project this summer and took some time today to install his GoPro cameras in the studio.
  • 4 history book recommendations

    Books that chronicle Stalin's rise, Nixon's fall and the epic journey of one the great men of the 20th century.
  • Op-ed pick: Why France is still a good place for bookstores

    "The new measure is part of France’s effort to promote “biblio-diversity” and help independent bookstores compete. Here, there’s no big bookseller with the power to suddenly turn off the spigot."

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