How is the economy affected by the debt ceiling debate? Chris Farrell examines the economic underpinnings of the debate over government spending, taxes and the debt ceiling. How do these things affect individuals, business, Wall Street, and the U.S. and global economies?11:00 a.m.
Chris Farrell: Economics editor for APM's Marketplace and Marketplace Money. Contibuting editor, Bloomberg Business Week. Personal finance columnist, Star Tribune. Graduate of Stanford University and the London School of Economics.
Baseball's All Stars provide mid-season highlight Will the Twins dig themselves out of a hole in the second half of the season? Sports analyst Howard Sinker answers your questions and responds to your comments about "America's pastime."12:00 p.m.
Howard Sinker: Longtime MPR sports analyst. Sports coordinator for Startribune.com. Former Star Tribune sports reporter and former official scorer for Minnesota Twins. Teaches journalism at Macalester College.