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Friday, August 17, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Panic in the marketplace
    The markets have had a roller-coaster week. Can the economy withstand the gloomy housing market and spreading credit crisis, or is the country edging closer to a recession?11:00 a.m.
    Chris Farrell: chief economics correspondent for Minnesota Public Radio
    Louis Johnston: economics professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
  • What does safety cost?
    Catastrophes, such as the I-35W bridge collapse and 9/11, raise the question of how much the government should invest in the safety and security of its population. But safety may come at a cost too great for the government to bear. Panelists discussed the issue along with members of the public at Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum.12:00 p.m.
    David Hann: Republican state senator from Eden Prairie
    Peter Hutchinson: former Independence Party gubernatorial candidate
    Larry Jacobs: director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
    Sean Kershaw: President of the Citizens League
    Art Rolnick: Director of research at the Federal Bank of Minneapolis
    R.T. Rybak: Mayor of Minneapolis
    Dane Smith: president of Growth and Justice
    David Strom: president of the Minnesota Free Market Institute

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