- Is nuclear power part of the clean energy future?
As world leaders debate climate change measures in Copenhagen, proponents of nuclear power, including some environmental groups, say it can be an important source of carbon-free energy. Here in Minnesota, there are efforts to end the moratorium on new nuclear plants. Critics say cost, and the issue of where to store the waste, are reasons why nuclear will never be part of the solution.9:06 a.m.
Joyce Peppin: Minnesota State Representative, R-Rodgers. She has sponsored legislation to end Minnesota's moratorium on new nuclear plants.
Bill Grant: Director of the Midwest office of the Izaak Walton League, a conservation organization.
Jim Riccio: Nuclear policy analyst for Greenpeace.
Steve Kerekes: Spokesperson for the Nuclear Energy Institute.
- The changing role of churches and religion
The new president of the National Council of Churches and the evangelical senior pastor of a fast-growing megachurch talk about the public role of religion. And how they plan to keep faith relevant to a public that increasingly shuns religious labels.10:06 a.m.
The Reverend Peg Chemberlin: New president of the National Council of Churches and executive director of the Minnesota Council of Churches. She is a member of the poverty task force of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
Joel Hunter: Senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed. He was recently appointed to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
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