- In an era of austerity, Minn. cities face tough decisions
In the face of a bad economy and budget constraints, towns and cities throughout Minnesota are evaluating how much money to spend and what to spend it on. Midmorning looks at some of the choices communities are making, and what it means for their future.9:06 a.m.
Dave Peters: MPR's editorial director for special projects.
Charles Morohn: executive director of Strong Towns. He joins us in studio.
Jim Miller: executive director of the League of Minnesota Cities. He joins us in studio.
- US farms and global hunger
We've recently been hearing stories of the starving families in the horn of Africa and hungry children in the Twin Cities suburbs. Midmorning examines why hunger persists and what policies and programs Americans support to help those in need.10:06 a.m.
Tammy Walhof: Bread for the World, Senior Regional Organizer in the Upper Midwest and Plains Regional Office.
Colleen Moriarty: Executive Director of Hunger Solutions Minnesota.
Stephen Scanlan: Associate Professor in Sociology and Anthropology at Ohio University.
- Rochester woman living a year on WWII rations
Midmorning checks in with a Rochester woman who is trying to understand what her grandmother's life was like by living as closely as she can to the U.S. rationing standards of 1945.10:45 a.m.
Katie Whipple: lives in Rochester, Minnesota. She is a theological student and candidate for ordination with the Presbyterian Church
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