- Chris Farrell's outlook for the economy in 2012
For the last 15 years, economist Chris Farrell has joined Midday at the end of the year to discuss the performance of the economy and make predictions for the year ahead. What was the biggest economic news story in 2011, and will it be the same story in 2012?11:00 a.m.
Chris Farrell: Economics editor, APM's Marketplace Money. Economics correspondent, Marketplace. Contributing economics editor, Bloomberg Business Week. Weekly column in the Star Tribune. Author of "Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances," "Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall," and "The New Frugality: How to Consume Less, Save More and Live Better." Graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.
Mike Pengra: Award-winning percussionist, and producer of MPR's Radio Heartland. Longtime producer of The Morning Show with Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole (aka the late Tom Keith.)
- Howard Sinker's annual 'Year in Sports' show
Since 1995, Howard Sinker has joined Midday at year's end to talk about the biggest sports stories of the year. What do you think is the most important, or most interesting sports story of the year 2011?12:00 p.m.
Howard Sinker: Longtime MPR sports analyst. Sports coordinator for Startribune.com. Former Twins beat writer and former official scorer for the Twins. Writes the blog "A Fan's View from Section 219."
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