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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Chernobyl's shadow
    It was 20 years ago that a nuclear reactor blew up at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, in what became the worst nuclear disaster in world history. Even after two decades have passed, the health effects of Chernobyl are still a subject of debate.9:06 a.m.
    Anthony Baratta: Professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at Penn State who worked with the decontamination and recovery project at Three Mile Island. He is a co-author of "TMI 25 Years Later: The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plan Accident and Its Impact."
    Gregory Hartl: World Health Organization spokesperson for Chernobyl.
    Jim Riccio: Nuclear policy analyst with Greenpeace.
  • What's happening to women in the workforce?
    Minnesota's employment office says the state's historically high percentage of women in the workplace is dropping. But experts disagree on why this is happening, or if women really are choosing to leave.10:06 a.m.
    Steve Hine: Research director, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
    Erin Kelly: Assistant professor at the University of Minnesota, and co-principal investigator, with Phyllis Moen, of the Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, part of the National Institutes of Health Network on Work, Family, Health & Well-Being.
    Heather Boushey: Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research.

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