Anyone who’s delivered newspapers had to chortle a little bit over the weekend when the Boston Globe announced its reporters and employees would pitch in to deliver the newspaper because of widespread distribution failures. Read more →
When I started NewsCut eight years ago this month, one of the things I wanted to do was provide the occasional behind-the-scenes look at MPR News, an area most people never get to see unless you take one of my patented two-hour in-person tours.
I never got around to it but being called out of radio talk-show retirement in the last couple of weeks to fill in for Kerri Miller reminded me again that radio is an iceberg, most of which lies beneath the surface. Read more →
It dawned on me the other day that I’ve now been in public radio longer than I was ever in commercial radio, which was shocking because I’ll always consider myself a loyal son of the AM band. It remains for me the most pure form of community media that ever existed, at least when it existed in some abundance. Read more →
On the list of great jobs, we’re going to have to put Yves Rossy’s. He’s a ‘jetman.’ He flies around with a jetpack on his back, making appearances at various air shows as he did two years ago over in Oshkosh, his first public flight in the United States.
Last Saturday, Delta Airlines provided a flight from Minneapolis to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, crewed entirely by women and whose passengers were all girls. The effort is part of an extraordinary ongoing mission in the aviation community to show girls that there are careers in aviation. Let the record show that it’s 2015 and these efforts are still needed. Read more →
But it’s not just phony democracy that’s gumming up the workplace, CNBC says. It’s technology’s fault for making meetings easy to schedule and — perhaps more important — stripping human contact from the workplace. Read more →
Knowing how much my fellow Upper Midwesterners love to hear how others see us, I’m bound to pass along this photograph from my friend, Steve North, a long time journalist best known in our circles for having a picture of himself and whatever famous person just died. He gets around with the best of them. Read more →