Summer looms at Minnesota State Parks Minnesota's newest park, Lake Vermilion State Park, opens for limited activities later this summer. The director of state parks joins Midday to answer questions about features, costs, conditions and activities at the new park and the old ones.11:00 a.m.
Courtland Nelson: Director of Parks and Trails, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Former director of State Parks in Utah, and deputy director in Arizona.
War on Poverty In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty. He believed a mighty nation could eliminate want. Almost five decades later, nearly 40 million Americans still live in poverty. A new American RadioWorks documentary examines the modern face of poverty and asks why LBJ's dream of a Great Society is still beyond reach.12:00 p.m.