Is the U.S. auto industry back on track? President Obama recently told an audience in Detroit that the $85 billion bailout of the auto industry has paid off and saved thousands of jobs. U.S. automakers are hiring again, but does the industry have a sustainable future? And will the comeback of the car industry help the President in his re-election campaign?9:06 a.m.
Bill Vlasic: Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times and author of "Once Upon a Car."
David Welch: covers the auto industry for Bloomberg BusinessWeek.
Side by side: bicycles, cars and our communities While the Twin Cities are generally considered bike friendly, a proposal to expand cycling in St. Paul is facing vocal opposition. Is this another example of a growing divide between bike advocates, pedestrians and motorists?9:45 a.m.
Amy Walker: Editor of "On Bicycles" and co-founder and former editor of Momentum Magazine.
Dessa's new direction Hip hop artist Dessa joined Kerri Miller last week in the Maud Moon Weyerhauser studio to discuss how she started rapping, her song writing process, and why the she felt compelled to rework earlier songs for her new album "Castor, the Twin." She also performed three songs from the album.10:45 a.m.
Dessa: Hip hop artist and member of the Doomtree Collective.