Which field of endeavor has advanced the most in the last 100 years? Medicine? Aviation? Communications? The new Boeing 787 flew for the first time today and got plenty of coverage. But advancements in medicine don’t get people jazzed up much. A new cellphone with tons of gadgets, on the other hand, will cause people to sleep outside a store in freezing weather.
First flights, golfers and steroids and other news in today’s Fresh Eye on the Radio conversation with Mary Lucia of The Current.
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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 several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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