Stress-testing the recovery For some areas of Minnesota, economic recovery means overcoming unemployment rates that have reached double digits. Midday features stories from four cities with some of the highest jobless rates in the state: Hibbing, Bemidji, Albert Lea and Brainerd.11:00 a.m.
Louis Johnston: Professor of economics, St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict. Co-author and revisor of 4th edition, "Principles of Economics" by Ben Bernanke and Robert Frank.
"Rising by Degrees" from American RadioWorks The United States is facing a dramatic demographic challenge: Young Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of the population, and they are the least likely to graduate from college. Experts say the future of the American economy is at stake, because higher education is essential in the 21st century economy. A new American RadioWorks documentary, "Rising by Degrees," tells the story of Latino students working towards a college degree -- and why it's so hard for them to get what they want.12:00 p.m.