This is literally something you don’t see every day: the Amish. Typically, the Amish don’t like to have themselves photographed but the Associated Press was invited this week to a picnic to honor several members of an Ohio community heading to prison for hate crime convictions for hair- and beard-cutting attacks against fellow Amish.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was VP of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Co. He was an editor at the RKO Radio Network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He is the founder of the MPR News’ website. He is a private pilot and flies an airplane he built.