The Lark of Duluth crashed on Lake Superior today. The pilot escaped but it’s a setback for people who spent five years working on the project.
Somehow, that story got us talking about Howard Hughes, the industrialist and famed aviator, and had us wondering if there are any industrialists left in the United States doing particularly great things in as many different fields as Hughes explored.
We couldn’t come up with any on today’s news conversation with Mary Lucia on The Current.
Listen Mary Lucia and Bob Collins
July 16, 2013
(Update: A listener suggests Elon Musk fits the bill. Have another suggestion? Submit it below.)
About the blogger
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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