THURSDAY, February 27
Food and water in Iraq
by Sami Rasouli, TC Daily Planet
From tomatoes to electricity and water, shortages plague people in Iraq, especially the poor. This is the second report in a series of three from Sami Rasouli in Iraq.
Most Minnesota doctors like single-payer health care, academic study finds
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
The Minnesota Health Plan would move health insurance out of the private sector and create a system where one payer — Minnesota — would cover everyone in the state based on his or her ability to pay. The bill, authored by Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, is an example of a single-payer health care system and it has the support of a majority of physicians in Minnesota, according to the latest survey.
Ellison calls for Congressional hearing on Northwest-Delta merger
by Staff, Workday Minnesota
Congressman Keith Ellison, D-Minneapolis, Thursday called for a Congressional hearing on the impact of the potential merger between Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines.
Tomorrow could be D-Day for Molnau
by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
Will tomorrow be the last day of Carol Molnau’s tenure as Transportation Commissioner? It appears so.
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History Theatre revisits the ‘Peace Crimes’ of the Minnesota Eight
by Lisa Peterson-de la Cueva, TC Daily Planet
Peace Crimes tells the story of eight Vietnam War resisters who raided Minnesota draft offices during the Vietnam War. The group stole draft cards from the offices in an effort to prevent Minnesotans from going to war.”
Theater note: Four plays examine Latino identity
by Jennifer Holder, TC Daily Planet
Welcoming the audience at the Political Theatre Festival, Teatro del Pueblo artistic director Alberto Justiniano invited us to “embark on a journey of exploration.” What followed in Series B of the Festival were four short plays, each one conveying a unique perspective on Latino history, culture and identity.
Theater note: Don’t let this ‘Parade’ pass you by
by Rebecca Mitchell, TC Daily Planet
The subject matter of Parade is not that of your typical musical. However, with a Tony-award winning book by Alfred Uhry and a Tony-award winning original score by Jason Robert Brown, solemn historical events are transformed into a riveting and touching musical.
Much ado about Muja
by Caroline Joseph, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
Self-described as lyrically “abrasive,” 29-year-old rapper and Minnesota native Muja Messiah has verbally accosted his way into the national spotlight. “Since forever” is how long he dates his rapping career, but it wasn’t until recently by way of his underground hit “Patriot Act” that Muja earned national notoriety.
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How big is YOUR closet?
by Katie Nemmers, Minnesota Women’s Press
When homosexual people internalize society’s fear or hatred of homosexuality, they are hurting not only their own ability to live an authentic life, they are undermining other LGBT people who have shown courage in coming out of the closet.
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Let them eat grass
by Rich Broderick, 2/25/08 • Now that Gov. Pawlenty’s veto of the transportation funding bill has been overturned it’s time for a little thought-experiment.