- Minnesota budget stalemate
The Legislative session officially ended at midnight with no agreement to cut the state's $5 billion deficit. What are the political stakes for Governor Dayton and Republican leaders?9:06 a.m.
Patricia Lopez: Political editor for the Star Tribune.
Pat Kessler: Political reporter for WCCO TV.
Phil Krinkie: President of the Taxpayer's League of Minnesota.
Denise Cardinal: Executive director of Alliance for a Better Minnesota.
- Belief without facts
Facts are often in dispute these days. From the conspiracy over where the President was born to alternative theories about 9/11, there remains polarization over matters in which the evidence seems unequivocal. Why do many people remain unconvinced by facts?10:06 a.m.
Michael Shermer: Executive director of the Skeptics Society, founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine, and columnist for Scientific American. His newest book is "the Believing Brain."
Matt Welch: Editor in chief of Reason Magazine.
- Newsmaker: A spring of violent storms
While North Minneapolis cleans up, residents of Joplin, Missouri are recovering from the deadliest tornado to hit the U.S. since 1953. And Alabama is still reeling from April's devastating storms. Midmorning talks with a meteorologist about the intensity of the storms that have rocked parts of the country.10:45 a.m.
Jeff Masters: Director of meteorology for the website Weather Underground
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