“Have yourself a Jewish little Christmas!”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8618
by Mary Turck, TC Daily Planet
No, Hanukkah is NOT the ‘Jewish Christmas.’ There is no ‘Jewish Christmas.’ But there is Jewbilee on December 24 at Grumpy’s Bar, Fiddler on the Roof and desserts on December 24 at the Minneapolis Jewish Community Center, the Tzedakah Bowl at the Metrodome on December 25, and a double feature of Israel films at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center on December 25.
“Up the river without a solid bridge”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8608
by Conrad deFiebre, Minnesota 2020
A few miles upstream from the ill-fated I35W bridge over the Mississippi River stands the 102-year-old Lowry Avenue Bridge. It’s crooked, but still safe to drive across, Hennepin County officials say.
“A population ‘bubble’ aids some small towns. Will it burst?”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8617
by Kelly Russell, Minnesota 2020
To read or hear popular media, you might think rural Minnesota is a dinosaur on the brink of extinction. Declining and aging populations, dying industries and deteriorating public schools are familiar companion phrases to “rural,” “small town” and “outstate.”
INSIDE THE DAILY PLANET
by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press
Profile: Ann Richards’ next adventure: the Peace Corps, in Romania
“Maximum capacity: African Americans are in the middle of a prison population crisis”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8607
by Paul Edward Hamilton, Insight News
Factoid: The current rate of incarceration is growing three times faster than the population of the country at large.
“SEARCH Celebrates Fifteen Years”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8605
by Tom LaVenture, Asian American Press
Hoang Tran knows how to throw a party. The hundreds of guests, including leaders from community organizations and public agencies, who filled U Garden on Wednesday evening for the Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration of the South East Asian Refugee Community Home (SEARCH) would attest that it was a grand evening.
NEW IN VOICES
“Do you have an accent?”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8612
Prof. Joseph L. Mbele, African News Journal
If you are like me, with deep roots in Africa, you probably have heard Americans say you have an accent. You might feel that having an accent is not a good thing. Many new immigrants in America are embarrassed about their foreign accents and struggle to learn to speak like Americans. I met a Somali youth in Faribault, Minnesota, who felt that way. I think all this is rather unfortunate. I teach English at college level in America. With apologies to no one, I speak English with my distinctive Tanzanian accent.
NEW IN BLOGS
“Jack the Giant Killer? Part 2”:https://www.tcdailyplanet.net/node/8616
by Rich Broderick