It must be hard growing up in today’s world with a name like Pollyanna, the universal way to dismiss any idea — realistic or not. But maybe Pollyanna has a place at today’s table. Or maybe not. NPR explores the question.
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Bob Collins retired from Minnesota Public Radio in 2019 after 12 years of writing NewsCut and pointing out to complainants that posts weren’t news stories. A son of Massachusetts, he was a news editor 1992-1998, created the MPR News regional website in 1999, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.