Pirates, plastic surgery, portly pupils, pencil sketches, and paper clippy. All in one, ummmm, post.
WHAT’S ON TODAY?
Midmorning – In the first hour, Kerri Miller asks, “Has America moved to the left?” A wild guess based on the November election results: Yes. In the second hour, mystery author Walter Mosley.
Midday — The second crest of the Red River in Fargo. MPR’s Dan Gunderson will be the guest and there’ll be an appearance by one of the most intriguing people in the upper Midwest — Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker. One of the best quips I heard when I was in Moorhead a few weeks ago was, “When Walaker says ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean, ‘let’s talks about it.'”
Here’s the flood forecast as of 7AM.
As near as I can tell, the forecast is running about a half-foot higher than it was yesterday. But the actual river level today is still going down.
Talk of the Nation — Neal Conan decodes Robert Gates’ defense budget, which gives me an excuse to slap some Daily Show stuff here.
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||M – Th 11p / 10c|
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In the second hour, they’ll talk about gay marriage.
All Things Considered – Say, what happens to Worldperks after all evidence that Northwest Airlines ever existed is extinguished? Marty Moylan has the answer.
The folks in Washington will also look at Frank Zappa’s legacy, tightly controlled — it says here — by his widow and child. And David Was has recommendations for what music to play while you’re doing your taxes. See, that’s why they call it All Things Considered.
Professor Tim Nelson’s explanation of why it’s hard to forecast flooding in the Red River. If I pass this course, I’m hoping to take Fargo Mayor Walaker’s class, “How to use gut feel and experience to correctly predict a flood crest.”