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July 29 - August 2, 2002
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MONDAY, JULY 29, 2002

HOUR 1: (11 a.m.) Senator Eugene McCarthy

Former presidential candidate and longtime Minnesota US Senator Eugene McCarthy is in the MPR studios to talk about politics and literature.

Guest: Senator Eugene McCarthy.

HOUR 2: (12 p.m.) Over the Hill to the Poor House

A new Mainstreet Radio documentary, Over the Hill to the Poor House examines the history of poor farms in Minnesota. We hear from people who worked there, relatives who trace their past to them and historians who are attempting to document them. The documentary is followed by an in studio discussion.

Guest: Linda Cranell, who calls herself "The Poorhouse Lady." Mary Bakeman, a St. Paul genealogist.

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Over the Hill to the Poor House (MPR News)

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2002

HOUR 1: (11 a.m.) Corporate ethics bill

We hear President Bush's comments at the White House signing ceremony for the corporate ethics bill, followed by discussion and analysis of the legislation.

Guest: Jay Swanson,a Dorsey and Whitney attorney. He heads up the firm's Public Companies Group.

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Dorsey and Whitney LLP

HOUR 2: (12 p.m.) Les Lenkowski: Building a New Generation of Patriots

Les Lenkowski, CEO of President Bush's Corporation for National and Community Service, speaking in the Twin Cities at the Center of the American Experiment. His speech is titled "Building a New Generation of Patriots."

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Corporation for National and Community Service
Center for the American Experiment


HOUR 1: (11 a.m.) US-Cuba relations

Cubans are defecting to Canada, the North Dakota and Minnesota Governors are traveling to Cuba to pursue trade, and the U.S. House voted to lift restrictions on tourist travel to Cuba. We get an update current US-Cuba relations.

Guest: Neil King, trade reporter for the Wall Street Journal. North Dakota Governor John Hoeven. Brian Alexander, policy director for the Cuba Policy Foundation.

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Wall Street Journal
North Dakota Office of the Governor
Cuba Policy Foundation

HOUR 2: (12 p.m.) David Lamb: Vietnam Now

David Lamb, who was a war correspondent during the Vietnam war and has been nominated for eight Pulitizer Prizes, has a new book out titled, Vietnam Now: A Reporter Returns, and he talked about his experiences during a recent appearance at the Commonwealth Club of California.

THURSDAY, AUG. 1, 2002

HOUR 1: (11 a.m.) Identity theft

It may be the fastest growing crime in America. We find out how identity theft is committed, and how it is prosecuted.

Guest: Amy Klobuchar, Hennepin county attorney. John McCullough, director of the MN Retailers Protection Association.

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U.S. Government: Identity Theft
Federal Trade Commission
Hennepin County Attorney

HOUR 2: (12 p.m.) Voices of Minnesota

The August edition of the MPR series Voices of Minnesota features riverboat captain Bill Bowell and National Park Service Ranger John Anfinson.

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Changing Currents (MPR News)

FRIDAY, AUG. 2, 2002

HOUR 1: (11 a.m.) Do Americans work too much?

Are Americans overworked and don't take enough vacation? We find out about health effects of overwork and a campaign to make paid vacation mandatory in the United States.

Guest: Joe Robinson, author of the forthcoming book, Work to Live.

HOUR 2: (12 p.m.) The role of the U.S. military

The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Richard Myers, speaking this week at the Commonwealth Club of California about the U.S. military's role in the world.

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