Does clean coal really exist? An upcoming decision by the state Public Utilities Commission will determine whether a new coal plant will provide power for western Minnesota. The battle over the Big Stone II is part of a wider struggle between the coal advocates and environmentalists over the future of the coal industry.9:06 a.m.
Bob Schulte: CEO of Central Minnesota Municipal Power Agency.
Michael Noble: Executive director, Fresh Energy.
Joe Lucas: Executive director, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.
Henry Henderson: Director, Natural Resource Defense Council's Midwest Program.
Future of Middle East beyond Iraq News from the Middle East is rarely positive, but one longtime Middle East correspondent says the region is in the midst of a transformation that could lead to a more open and democratic society.10:06 a.m.
Robin Wright: Correspondent for the Washington Post and author of "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East."