Remembering Jon Hassler When Minnesota author Jon Hassler died last week at 74, colleagues of his remarked on the impact of his work, both as a writer and a teacher. Midday remembers Hassler in his own words, as we rebroadcast an interview he did with MPR in 1999. We also talk with two of Hassler's longtime friends.11:00 a.m.
Bill Holm: Fellow Minnesota literary figure and author of "Windows of Brimnes: An American In Iceland."
Nick Hayes: Friend and colleague of Jon Hassler, and professor at St. John's University.
The strategy of selecting a vice president Former Vice President Walter Mondale and others recently discussed the political and personal considerations to be made in picking a vice presidential running mate.12:00 p.m.
Walter Mondale: Former vice president, U.S. senator and ambassador to Japan. Democratic presidential nominee in 1984.