Dr. Huda Zogbi was telling me her amazing story at the start of the hour, when I had to stop and turn to the other two guests and say, ‘you two talk among yourselves. I’m going to be talking to her for awhile.’ They understood. Read more →
Archives for May 2019
The two Columbine High School shooters killed 12 students, including Austin Eubanks’ best friend, and one teacher before they killed themselves or each other. On Saturday, they killed Eubanks. Read more →
Hubbard County is zeroing in on the unusual arrangement in which hunting cabin leases on tax-forfeited land have been handed down from generation to generation in exchange for a $300 a year lease fee and a property tax payment. It’s a sweet deal for a few people and the county board is beginning to wonder if it’s fair. Read more →
Some time ago, someone asked Nancy Dyson and Jason Jaques, of Sauk Rapids, where they could go to get a shower in the area. They had nothing to offer. So they solved the problem themselves. Read more →
I wanted to tell her she could do better than this, that she clearly deserves better than this. That she’s bright and funny and there are people out there who are bright and funny and somehow life has a way of bringing them together.
‘Highway 7 is just a half mile up the road,’ I said to her as I pointed north.
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Here are the stories, topics, and guests you’ll hear today on MPR News. Read more →
For the most part, commencement speakers are a pretty forgettable lot. They might be good for a few laughs but within a few months, they become a trivia question.
Suffice it to say, though, the Morehouse College seniors are not going to forget their commencement speaker. Read more →
Can a state legislator be both a lawmaker and a journalist? The short answer is ‘no.’ That’s also the long answer, but a North Dakota public radio organization and a newspaper in Grand Forks are going to give it a try. Read more →
Allison Birkemeier proves again that teachers are awesome. She came up with the letter writing idea while visiting the retirement home. She said some of her students didn’t know how to write letters. And they’ve never gotten anything in the mail, she told the Omaha World Herald. Read more →
‘Ping Pong’ is the answer to the question humankind can’t stop asking: Who’s a good dog? Read more →
At school tomorrow, they will likely talk about the day they made an airplane fly. I, as you might have guessed, will talk about the parents who entrust their children to the experiences of the world and let them change us forever. Read more →
This is a preview of what’s coming as state’s rush to ban abortion in an attempt to give the Supreme Court the tools to overturn a woman’s current constitutional right. Read more →
Grumpy Cat is dead at 7. A confirmation that being happy leads to a longer life. Or maybe not. Read more →
Here are the stories, topics, and guests you’ll hear on MPR News today. Read more →
If you say the word ‘bias’ as applied to journalism, most people will automatically frame it in politics. But a journalist’s piece on Medium this week reveals a bipartisan reality: gender bias.
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