22 June 2011

The Story of Minnesota’s Economic Rise

For the week of June 26th, 2011

Guest: Marvin Taylor, doctoral candidate and research assistant in the Department of Geography at the University of Minnesota

Issues: The influences of James Ford Bell and Governor Orville Freeman on Minnesota’s post-war economy; The role of political consensus in how to grow Minnesota’s economy in the 1950’s; Why Minnesota’s economy struggled in the first half of the 20th century; How cuts to education may reverse our success

Part 1


Part 1

Part 2


Part 2

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