More signs that the economy is slowing down Volatile stock indexes, a downturn in consumer spending and retail sales, and a manufacturing slowdown have economists worried about the condition of the U.S economy. Is this a double-dip recession?11:00 a.m.
Louis Johnston: Professor of Economics and chairman of the department. St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict. Author of major revisions of the 4th edition of "Principles of Economics" by Ben Bernanke and Robert Frank.
Best-selling author Lisa See on her bicultural heritage Lisa See's novels include "Dreams of Joy," "Shanghai Girls," and "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," which has been made into a Hollywood film. Her stories offer a fascinating glimpse into different periods of China's history. She spoke at the Hennepin County library in downtown Minneapolis on how her writing has been influenced by the Chinese side of her family.12:00 p.m.