Reactions to last night's Republican presidential debate The verbal sparring between Rep. Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty in last night's Republican presidential debate is making headlines this morning. But what do Iowans think of their performance? And how will it effect Saturday's Iowa Straw Poll?9:06 a.m.
Mark Zdechlik: MPR News Political Reporter
Tim Hagle: Associate professor of Political Science at The University of Iowa and College Republicans faculty advisor.
Talking trash The average American family throws out one ton of garbage every year. But some are trying to stem the flow of waste. What strategies work for reducing household and business trash?9:20 a.m.
Angie Timmons: Communications Coordinator with Hennepin County Environmental Services.
Ginny Black: Composting expert with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Gardening guru's growing tips As the summer begins to wind down, gardening guru Julie Weisenhorn gives expert advice on how to take advantage of the season. She joins us to give tips and answer questions about home gardening.10:06 a.m.
Julie Weisenhorn: State Master Gardener Program Director at the University of Minnesota Extension. She joins us in studio.