June 30, 2010 - Hear extended excerpts on questioning of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan by Minnesota Senators Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This if followed by a segment on the late judge Gerald Heaney (January 29, 1918-June 22,2010), in his own words. Presented is MPR’s Stephanie Hemphill's 2006 "Voices of Minnesota" interview with Gerald Heaney about his 40-year career on the federal appeals court, his role in the DFL party, and his heroism as an Army Ranger on D-Day in World War II. Heaney died this month at the age of 92. The late Judge Gerald Heaney heard some 3,000 cases during his 4 decades on the federal bench as a U.S. Appeals Court Judge.
January 11, 2010 - MPR’s Steven John interviews U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar about China’s use of cadmium in children's items. The chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning Asian manufacturers against the use of cadmium in children's items. That's after lab tests found that Chinese manufacturers were substituting the heavy metal in place of lead in cheap charm bracelets and pendants being sold in this country. Cadmium is known to cause cancer, and, like lead, it can hinder brain development in the children. Senator Amy Klobuchar led the fight to ban lead from toys manufactured in China. She's traveling in southern Minnesota today and we caught up with her.
October 16, 2009 - Negotiations continue in Washington on how to craft legislation that reforms health care and has enough support to pass. Earlier this week, a reform bill passed out of the Senate Finance Committee. It must now be reconciled with a substantially different health care bill that was approved in July by the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee. Joining us now with her take on how this is playing out is Minnesota's senior U.S. Senator, DFLer Amy Klobuchar.
November 24, 2008 - MPR’s Elizabeth Baier reports on DFL U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar holding meeting with national health care leaders for a summit in Minneapolis. Klobuchar says she organized the event to give industry leaders an opportunity to discuss ways to strengthen America's health care system, including Medicare. She says the goal of the summit is to examine how to offer quality healthcare at an affordable price.
November 24, 2008 - DFL U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will convene national health care leaders for a summit in Minneapolis. Klobuchar says she organized the event to give industry leaders an opportunity to discuss ways to strengthen America's health care system, including Medicare. She says the goal of the summit is to examine how to offer quality healthcare at an affordable price.
November 14, 2008 - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and former U.S. Senator Dave Durenberger discussed the 2008 election results and their implications, at a recent discussion sponsored by the Minneapolis Club and the Minneapolis Foundation.
August 26, 2008 - Democratic National Convention - Day 2: U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar gives a brief speech, mentioning memories of ore-digging grandfather and highlighting the need for income growth of middle class in push for Obama and Biden presidential ticket.
August 25, 2008 - Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar speech at 2008 Democratic National Convention supporting Barack Obama and Joe Biden presidential ticket.
June 6, 2008 - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar gives speech at 2008 DFL state convention. Klobuchar speaks of various Democrat state candidates. She called for supporters of other Democratic presidential candidates to get behind Barack Obama in his run for presidency, whom she endorsed several months ago.
May 29, 2008 - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar says the nation isn't ready for a lower highway speed limit. Klobuchar met with Minnesota truckers to talk about high diesel prices. Diesel fuel is 70-percent higher than it was a year ago, and truckers say it's adding to the cost of practically everything. The Minnesota Trucking Association is calling for a national speed limit of 65-miles-per-hour. Senator Klobuchar told the truckers she hopes individuals will choose to reduce their speed to save gas and money, but Congress won't require it.