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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Former leaders offer views on Minnesota's future
    A former GOP speaker of the House, former DFL Senate majority leader, former GOP Senate minority leader and a former state finance commissioner join Gary Eichten to talk about the state of the state.11:00 a.m.
    David Jennings: Former GOP speaker of the House, former commerce commissioner, former Minneapolis and Eastern Carver County public schools superintendent.
    Roger Moe: Former DFL Senate majority leader. Served 22 years as majority leader. State Senator January 1971 to January 2003. Unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate in 2002.
    Duane Benson: Former GOP Senate minority leader. Served in the Senate 1980-1994. Former executive director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, and CEO of the Minnesota Early Learning Foundation.
    Pam Wheelock: Minnesota Finance Commissioner and chief legislative negotiator in the Jesse Ventura Administration. Interim president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Minnesota.
  • Behind the presidential debates with Jim Lehrer
    The PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer speaks at the Commonwealth Club about his latest book, "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain." He's moderated 11 nationally televised presidential and vice-presidential debates and earned the nickname, "dean of moderators."12:00 p.m.
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