- Panic in the marketplace
The markets have had a roller-coaster week. Can the economy withstand the gloomy housing market and spreading credit crisis, or is the country edging closer to a recession?11:00 a.m.
Chris Farrell: chief economics correspondent for Minnesota Public Radio
Louis Johnston: economics professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University
- What does safety cost?
Catastrophes, such as the I-35W bridge collapse and 9/11, raise the question of how much the government should invest in the safety and security of its population. But safety may come at a cost too great for the government to bear. Panelists discussed the issue along with members of the public at Minnesota Public Radio's UBS Forum.12:00 p.m.
David Hann: Republican state senator from Eden Prairie
Peter Hutchinson: former Independence Party gubernatorial candidate
Larry Jacobs: director, Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
Sean Kershaw: President of the Citizens League
Art Rolnick: Director of research at the Federal Bank of Minneapolis
R.T. Rybak: Mayor of Minneapolis
Dane Smith: president of Growth and Justice
David Strom: president of the Minnesota Free Market Institute
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