- Obama setting a new course on the environment
President Obama has asked the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider California's request for stricter auto emissions standards. Midmorning looks at the implications of that decision for the auto industry, consumers, and for future environmental policy.9:06 a.m.
John O'Dell: Senior editor for Edmunds.com's Green Car Advisor
Sen. John Marty: DFL-Roseville. Senator Marty is sponsoring a clean car bill in the Minnesota State Senate.
Frank O'Donnell: President of Clean Air Watch.
Max Schulze: Senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.
- Dying a good death
Medical advances and new medications have the power to save and prolong lives, but also can make death a slow and painful process. Two local doctors say the medical community, and society at large, need to have a renewed discussion about the way we die.10:06 a.m.
Craig Bowron, MD: Hospitalist at Abbott Northwestern hospital in Minneapolis. His article "The Dying of the Light" appeared in the Washington Post on January 11, 2009.
Robert Kane, MD: Minnesota Chair in long-term care and aging at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
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