The final debate

Minnesota Public Radio News is hosting the traditional final debate of the election season at the Fitzgerald Theater today at 4 p.m. MPR’s Gary Eichten will moderate the debate between the three leading gubernatorial candidates: Mark Dayton, Tom Emmer, and Tom Horner.

Additional MPR News debate coverage: MPR’s Cathy Wurzer will host an additional hour of programming before and after the debate to broadcast on MPR News. From 3-4 p.m., she will take an in-depth look at the candidates’ positions on the state budget. The hour will feature coverage from MPR News reporters on various aspects of Minnesota’s budget: taxes, K-12, healthcare, higher education and local government aid.

Then after the debate, from 5-6 p.m., Wurzer will host a live call-in program focusing on reactions to the debate. MPR’s Mike Mulcahy and the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute’s Larry Jacobs will co-host the hour.

Want to talk about it while you’re listening/watching (there’ll be video online, too)? Stop by here. I’ll tell you what’s going on at the debate. You tell me what’s going on in the Vikings-Patriots game.