Kryssy Pease says she has kept quiet for years and might have on Tuesday, too, if Daniel Zwerdling hadn’t said the accusations from other women aren’t true.
A dustup from Republican operatives on Twitter yesterday was a perfect example of the ingrained cultural patriarchy. Three media outlets were allowed to interview Sen. Al Franken yesterday in separate interviews and all three reporters were women. Read more →
MPR reporter/editor Toni Randolph, claimed by cancer last week, wasn’t from here. She was from Buffalo, N.Y. So when family members arrived in the Twin Cities to attend to her affairs, they realized they had to do something here in addition to a funeral in Buffalo. Read more →
Putting flowers on her desk today is about all we can do. We couldn’t offer any support to her during her three-year affair with cancer because she never told us. Read more →
Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, Keillor will step onto the stage as host for the last time. The show is being recorded for broadcast tomorrow night.
It is, a critic says, a more nuanced show than the show’s detractors acknowledge. Read more →
MPR News reporter Mukhtar Ibrahim’s been covering the ISIS terror recruit cases for more than a year, so the security people at federal court should know who he is. But yesterday he was prevented from entering the courtroom with the rest of the media. 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 →
In the annals of Minnesota Public Radio, perhaps only Michael Barone has a beard more worthy of historical note than our former colleague Mark Heistad.
He’s had it since June 1975. He stopped shaving the day after he graduated from high school. Read more →
MPR News has added John Enger to the staff as a reporter. He’ll be working for the website out of Bemidji. He comes from good North Woods stock that recognizes the value of ice out. Read more →
What we don’t know about cars, can you call Richard Sherman a jerk without being called a racist, the caves of Lake Superior, why Dunkin’ might not be such a sweet deal for Minnesota, and Ricky Rubio is still adorable. Read more →
It’s over, then. Gary Eichten has hosted his last Midday call-in program, this one with guest Gov. Mark Dayton.
If you were a regular listener of The Morning Show, you knew the real Tom Keith.
The first announcer, the unsung heroes of journalism, the tsunami video, Minnesota lawmakers want to roll back stateworker bennies, and the editing of the anti-NPR video.
A look at the issues raised with quid pro quo arrangements with police.