It’s Pete Seeger’s 93rd birthday today and I try not to let the occasion pass on NewsCut each year. No sense repeating myself, I suppose.
“It’s not enough to say ‘you have rights,'” former Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines once said of Seeger. “You have to use them.”
Nothing scares people in power like a person who can carry a tune.
About the blogger
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.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.