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Monday, November 28, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Will expanded gambling be the answer to the Vikings stadium quest?
    Plans are set for two state Senate hearings on the proposal for the state to help fund construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium. One of the hearings will focus on proposals to pay the state's share of the cost, including several gambling proposals. Will gambling money be the solution?9:06 a.m.
    Tim Nelson: MPR reporter
    Earl Grinols: Professor of Economics at Baylor University, and co-author of "Gambling in America: Costs and Benefits."
    David Schwartz: Director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is the author of "Roll The Bones: The History of Gambling."
  • Monsters in America
    From the witches of Salem to Freddie Krueger, monsters have been a staple of American culture. A historian argues in a new book that the American obsession with monsters reflects our fears, shapes our culture, and explains our history.10:06 a.m.
    W. Scott Poole: associate professor of history at the College of Charleston and author of "Monsters in America: Our Historical Obsession with the Hideous and the Haunting." He joins us by phone from Charleston, SC.

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