We ignore the usual warnings because it’s just the way we are. Part of it is because we don’t see the tears in the eyes of people like Courtney Pogones, of Austin, Minn. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
Archives for November 2015
According to the University of Wisconsin Police Department in Madison, nobody likes coconut doughnuts. That’s why they make the perfect symbol of protest for a UW fan who was thrown out of Camp Randall recently. Read more →
An Eau Claire farmer planted sunflowers in memory of his wife, who died of cancer a year ago. Now the seeds he’s harvesting will help other cancer patients. Read more →
When it comes to TV news personalities, the viewers often have a difficult time understanding their boundaries. Read more →
This is an incredible video put together by Milan Vuckovic, a Berlin designer who started putting it together after the attacks in Paris.
He documented every terrorist attack in the last 15 years in which at least 21 people died. Read more →
The mere mention of the word ‘clown’ can send people into hiding.
A clown with an orange jumpsuit has Waukesha, Wisc., under the covers. Read more →
It’s not too late to stop the nation’s descent. It only takes the courage for someone to stand up to say ‘this is wrong.’ Read more →
Mackenzie Berry might have also died in the crash that killed her father had it not been for her ‘angel.’ Read more →
Rod Carew is 70, a fact that’s a cold bucket of water in the face for baseball fans who idolized the Minnesota Twins and California Angels hitter, one of the best pure hitters in the history of baseball.
So perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that his health is in peril, and yet it does. Read more →
Here’s the Saturday Night Live skit that we talked about on The Current’s Morning Show this morning. Read more →
A survey by a website that evaluates higher education choices has listed an area college on its list of colleges that aren’t worth the money. Read more →
There’s always that one home in many towns that’s the must-see Christmas lights house. The newfangled computer-controlled lighting displays are now match for a guy who started with one display and then got carried away in an ongoing effort to make some people happy. Read more →
The Washington Post says there’s gnashing of teeth at NPR because of a problem that’s been developing since it started on Feb. 26, 1970 — people are aging.
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What is happening to the state of hockey when a high school doesn’t have enough players to put a team on the ice?
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The police in Brussels didn’t find what they were looking for when they staged a series of raids looking for Salah Abdeslam, suspected to be one of the gunmen in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. Read more →