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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Eyewitness testimony often lies
    Before Troy Davis was executed last week in Georgia, witnesses who identified him as a police officer's killer in 1989 recanted their testimonies. In the wake of the execution, the debate over the validity of eyewitness identification is now being revisited.9:06 a.m.
    Laura Wexler: professor Professor of American Studies, professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Yale University, director, The Photographic Memory Workshop at Yale.
    Gary L. Wells: professor of psychology, Iowa State University. He's conducted several studies on eyewitness memory.
  • Scientists say atlas is wrong on Greenland's glaciers
    The latest edition of Britain's influential Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World claimed that Greenland lost 15 percent of its permanent ice cover from 1999 to 2011. Scientists, however, say that this is an egregious error. Dr. Mark Serreze joins us to explain.9:45 a.m.
    Mark Serreze: Director, National Snow and Ice Data Center(NSIDC)
  • What's the deal with Social Security?
    With attention on the national debt, GOP Presidential candidates and elected Democrats alike are talking about changes to social security. Behind the political rhetoric, what's the current state of the Social Security trust fund and what impact would suggested changes have on millions of Americans who receive financial aid through the program?10:06 a.m.
    Louis Jacobson: Staff Writer for PolitiFact, a truth in politics project of the St. Petersburg Times.
    Virginia Reno: Vice president and founding member of income security at the National Academy of Social Insurance, a nonpartisan organization promoting the understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.
    Joshua Gordon: Policy director at the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits.
  • The quality of a woman's life
    Newsweek and The Daily Beast have ranked which of 165 countries offer women the most expansive rights and the best quality of life. Is there anything to glean from the seven countries ranked better than the United States?10:45 a.m.
    Nancy Folbre: Economics professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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