Legislators revisit the smoking ban debate The Minnesota Legislature has taken up a bill that would ban smoking in public places across the state, from restaurants to taxi cabs. Midmorning looks at the feasability and the fairness of the proposal, which is similar to a bill introduced in Wisconsin.9:06 a.m.
Jim Doyle: Governor of Wisconsin.
Kathy Sheran: State senator from Mankato.
Jim Farrell: Executive director of the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association.
Scott Stenger: Spokesman for the Tavern League of Wisconsin.
The magic of "Solitude" Considered a masterpiece of modern fiction, "One Hundred Years of Solitude" introduced American readers to magical realism and earned Gabriel Garcia Marquez a Nobel Prize for Literature. It's the latest selection of the Midmorning Book Club.10:06 a.m.
Gene Bell-Villada: Professor of romance languages at Williams College. He is the author of "Garcia Marquez: The Man and His Work" and editor of "Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook."
Regina Janes: Professor of English at Skidmore College. She is the author of "Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Revolutions in Wonderland" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude: Modes of Reading."