How serious is child abuse in Minnesota? Some data indicate that child abuse is declining in Minnesota, but many experts say the numbers show a decline for other reasons -- there may be less reporting of it, fewer prosections, and fewer services available to help the abused children and their abusers.11:00 a.m.
Connie Skillingstad: Executive director of Prevent Child Abuse, Minnesota. Board of directors of National Child Protection Training Center. Four decades experience as a social worker, including 20 years at St. Joseph's Home for Children in Minneapolis, and Minneapolis Crisis Nursery.
Patricia Hampl: St. Paul writer. Author of "The Florist's Daughter," "A Romantic Education," "Virgin Time," "Blue Arabesque" and "Tell Me True: Memoir, History, and Writing A Life." Regents Professor of English, University of Minnesota.
Dan Chouinard: Music director, pianist, accordionist.