Inside the Daily Planet, 10/21/07


A Case of Environmental Racism by Hilary Johnson, KFAI On Sunday October 7th, the Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota (EJAM) hosted a discussion at Kwanzaa Community Church in North Minneapolis. 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison introduced featured speaker Sheila Holt-Orsted, a Tennessee native whose family has been a victim of environmental racism. Readers, Writers and Books Like a dream: Newbery authors read in St. Paul by Elowyn Pfeiffer, Special to the TC Daily Planet Newbery award-winning authors Kate DiCamillo, Sharon Creech and Katherine Paterson came to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul last Sunday, October 14, in a literary afternoon co-sponsored by the Red Balloon Bookshop, MPR and their publishers. Elowyn Pfeiffer, a sixth-grader at Adams Spanish Immersion School, an enthusiastic reader and a fan of these writers, reports for the TC Daily Planet. Visionary Women by Michele St. Martin, Minnesota Women’s Press Eileen Gavin’s new book tells the stories of 18 ‘Women of Vision’ NEW IN BLOGS Building a new world in the midst of the surreal by Louis Mendoza, A journey across our America NEW IN VOICES Does Michele Bachmann stand for fair and accurate advertising? by Eric Black, Eric Black Ink And does a politician who aired and condoned slimy ads on her own behalf forfeit any of her right to complain when she doesn’t like the ads run against her?