It will revamp its programming at the end of the month, City Pages reports, and end one of the quirks that’s made it distinctive in the time block: the ‘different radio station every hour’ format in the mornings using a rotating collection of hosts. Read more →
In his early years in the U.S. Senate, Al Franken tended to avoid comedy. When his book came out this year, Franken dared to be funny again, discovering that comedy is great storytelling and great storytelling is part of the art of politics. Read more →
The current contract between NPR and the SAG-AFTRA union ended at the close of last month and employees agreed to an extension while talks on a new contract continue. The extension runs out tomorrow night. Read more →
‘For me it was kind of like a moment of realizing that I didn’t have to just walk away,’ student Camille Denton said when encountering a vandalized civil rights memorial. So she and her friends fought back. Read more →
Ayaz Virji could be forgiven if he’d followed his instinct and moved his family out of Dawson, Minn. Virgji, the medical director of a local hospital, was upset that his community had voted for Donald Trump, spurred on by the candidate’s portrayal of Muslims as terrorists. Virji was the first Muslim to move to Dawson Read more →
Marilyn Hagerty, the long-time Grand Forks Herald columnist and journalism treasure was lured to the University of North Dakota campus with the story that there was a meeting there with legal representatives of UND.
Instead, there was a ceremony to give her the UND Spirit Award and an honorary masters in community engagement. Read more →