It must be hard growing up in today’s world with a name like Pollyanna, the universal way to dismiss any idea — realistic or not. But maybe Pollyanna has a place at today’s table. Or maybe not. NPR explores the question.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.