The business of hospitals A new private hospital soon opens in Maple Grove, the first new freestanding hospital built in Minnesota in nine years. The hospital business is not like any other -- it's competitive but also controlled in many ways by government.9:06 a.m.
Kenneth Bast: Health care consultant and founder of Hospital Focus 5. He built a hospital in Illinois.
Robert Town: Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on competition in the health care marketplace.
Erin Murphy: DFL-St. Paul, state representative and registered nurse. Murphy is a licensed nurse in Minnesota and worked for MN Visiting Nurses in their flu clinics this fall.
Holiday cooking help from America's Test Kitchen If you're making last-minute butter runs to the grocery store, you are in the midst of a holiday baking frenzy. America's Test Kitchen's Christopher Kimball solves listener cooking conundrums. And he weighs in on a new food trend: the crowd-sourcing of recipes.10:06 a.m.
Christopher Kimball: Founder of Cook's Illustrated magazine and host of the PBS show America's Test Kitchen. He's also a frequent guest on American Public Media's The Splendid Table.