Journalism — let's try to keep it around

(Photo by Roger H. Goun published under Creative Commons License)

In the future, there will be no journalism. I’m almost sure of it.

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WEQY-FM 104.7, the 'Voice of the East Side'

Not long after this newspaper reaches your mailbox, WEQY-FM, the Voice of the East Side, hopes to be “riding the signal,” which is what radio veterans call the test phase of the new station. Although a major obstacle arose at the last minute that seemed like it might delay the start for a few months, that cloud turned out to have a silver lining. Despite the best efforts of Sonia Ortega, owner of Plaza del Sol on Payne Avenue, construction delays were not able to be overcome in building the radio space that she had generously offered to the station at no cost. However, the offer of new space in a historic building came along at just the right moment, with the added bonus that a storefront studio will be possible. WEQY Station Manager Kathryn Harris can't reveal the address yet, but says it looks about 99% sure.

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Show us what you got: Carleton students start "sex positive" nudie mag

(Photo courtesy of Mollie Wetherall) Carleton student and Skin Deep editor Mollie Wetherall shows some skin during a shoot.

“Being naked should be fun,” said Mollie Wetherall, co-editor-in-chief of Carleton College student’s new nudie mag Skin Deep. “For me that idea is revolutionary.”

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We need to talk about education reform

Have you seen that Jon Stewart video? The one where he tries to talk about Israel, and, before he can get a word out of his mouth, a crowd of detractors jumps up to correct him and shout him down?

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It's National Newspaper Week — read on!

Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President One hopes it is the same half.

-Gore Vidal

If you’re a tweeter, texter, app-addicted news junkie you may be blissfully unaware that this very week, October 5-11, 2014, is the 74th Annual National Newspaper Week. Moreover Tuesday, October 7, is the first ever National News Engagement Day.

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"If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu."

I spend almost all my time attempting to figure out how I can braid storytelling and organizing. I’ve been attempting to not just organize communities around ideas, but also organize ideas, making sense of the din around us, the tunnel vision that too often exists in the justice world, the lack of recognition of the ties that bind injustice together, and the ways and whys we too often ignore who we are for what we do.

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HRC, OutFront Minnesota condemn transphobic ad in Star Tribune

(Photo by Andy Birkey) The full-page ad, published in the Sept. 28 Star Tribune sports section, was from the Minnesota Child Protection League, targeting a proposed policy to allow transgender students to participate in high school athletics.

On Monday, the Human Rights Campaign and OutFront Minnesota criticized an ad bought by the anti-LGBT group Minnesota Child Protection League which was placed in the Star Tribune’s sports section on Sunday.

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Star Tribune runs full-page anti-transgender ad

(Photo by Andy Birkey) The full-page ad, published in the Sept. 28 Star Tribune sports section, was from the Minnesota Child Protection League, targeting a proposed policy to allow transgender students to participate in high school athletics.

The Minnesota Child Protection League, an anti-LGBT group that opposes LGBT inclusion in the state’s public schools, bought an ad in the Sunday Star Tribune. The ad says, “A male wants to shower beside your 14 year old daughter. Are you okay with that?”

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National conversation around Peterson case highlights Black victimizers, yet overlooks victims

Left: (Photo by Steve Floyd) Adrian Peterson; Right: (Photo by Charles Hallman) Kevin Warren

Domestic violence or child abuse isn’t just being done by Black NFL players — it’s a society problem that needs addressing, said the Minnesota Vikings’ highest ranking Black front office executive.

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Jeff Strate: A Mike "Stretch" Gelfand sighting

Mike Gelfand (right) with producer Jeff Strate (center) and video journalist Bill Sorem on July 31 at the Bloomington Communicty Access Television studio to tape Democratic Visions.  Photo by Ron Levitus.

Joan Rivers, Lewis Black, Jackie Vernon and Phyllis Diller were among the comedians Mike “Stretch” Gelfand and I talked about yesterday (September 4th) during a retreat to a Linden Hills caffeine p

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