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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Obama proposes remaking rules governing finance
    The way the financial industry is regulated will change dramatically if a proposal by the Obama administration passes Congress. The goal of the package is to make banks and other financial industries more transparent. Opponents don't like giving the Federal Reserve more regulatory power.9:06 a.m.
    Phil Mattingly: Economics reporter, Congressional Quarterly.
    Russell Roberts: Professor of economics at George Mason University. He has a weekly podcast, EconTalk.
  • Iran's post-election turmoil continues
    Experts inside and outside Iran talk about the continuing unrest and the critical role of texting and Facebook in organizing demonstrations.9:45 a.m.
    Babak Rahimi: Professor of Iranian and Islamic Studies Program for the Study of Religion Department of literature University of California San Diego.
  • Hidden alcoholism
    A new book focuses on the people who are alcoholics but manage to keep their jobs, elude drunk driving charges and maintain at least an image of health. Despite appearances, these alcoholics are disguising an illness that may derail their lives.10:06 a.m.
    Sarah Allen Benton: Author of the new book, "Understanding the High Functioning Alcoholic." Benton is a licensed mental health counselor in Boston.

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