Consumer confidence falls with gloomy economy As stimulus checks are scheduled to show up in mailboxes soon, consumer confidence is at its lowest point in 16 years. Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell joins Midday to discuss how the still slumping housing market, inflation and consumer concern are affecting the overall state of the economy.11:00 a.m.
Chris Farrell: Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent
Global governance for a peaceful community of nations Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State under the Clinton administration Strobe Talbot is out with a new book titled, "A Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation." Talbot, who's currently president of the Brookings Institution, discussed his book recently at the City Club of Cleveland.12:00 p.m.