- Nuclear waste storage in question
Xcel Energy is requesting state permission to store spent fuel at its Monticello nuclear plant. With the opening of a permanent waste disposal site at Yucca Mountain in Nevada unknown, some are concerned the material will remain in the state forever.9:06 a.m.
Ellen Anderson (DFL-St. Paul): State senator representing District 66. Anderson just returned from a trip to Yucca Mountain.
Jim Alders: Manager of regulatory projects at Xcel Energy.
William Miller: Professor of nuclear science and engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia Nuclear Science and Engineering Institute.
Gordon Thompson, (Ph.D): Executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies.
- Redefining patriotism
After 9-11, some liberals tried to define patriotism in a new way, among them, Columbia University professor and writer Todd Gitlin.10:06 a.m.
Todd Gitlin: Todd Gitlin is a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia. His other books include: "The Sixties: Years of Hope" and "Letters to a Young Activist."
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