Paper cutting Newspapers across the country are cutting staff. Long-time Star Tribune reporters Eric Black and Sharon Schmickle left the paper in June. They talk about their newspaper careers covering national and international news.11:00 a.m.
Sharon Schmickle: former reporter with the Star Tribune
What's the big idea? The Aspen Ideas Festival brings provocative thinkers, artists and leaders to Aspen, Colorado to present, debate and discuss their ideas. This year, some of those speakers, from U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, R-PA to Baptist preacher Calvin Butts to opera singer Jessye Norman, opened the festival answering one question: what's the big idea?12:00 p.m.