MPR News Presents

Speeches, documentaries and debates, weekdays from noon to 1 p.m.

Henry Paulson and Greg Page on the business risks of climate change

Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is co-chairman of "The Risky Business Project," which is assessing the business risks of global climate change. He came to Minnesota on Jan. 23 to release the Midwest edition of the "Risky Business" report at the Economic Club of Minnesota. The retired chairman and CEO of General Mills, Steve Sanger, moderated the event at the Economic Club and Cargill's executive chairman Greg Page was a featured speaker.

The Legislative Deans: Phyllis Kahn and Lyndon Carlson

Two lawmakers have each seen four decades of the ups and downs, being in the majority and the minority, and a session when the House was exactly tied. This hour you'll hear some reflections, and some advice, from the "Deans" of the Minnesota legislature, Representative Phyllis Kahn, a DFL-er from Minneapolis and Representative Lyndon Carlson, a DFL-er from the Minneapolis suburb of Crystal. Both were elected in 1972. Representative Kahn was a PhD biophysicist and microbial geneticist when she came to the legislature, and Representative Carlson was a high school social studies teacher. Former Republican House Speaker Steve Sviggum is a legislative fellow at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School, where he interviewed the legislature's longest serving members.