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.