Inside the Daily Planet, 11/13/07


After Katrina: an experiment in labor media Workday Minnesota This year’s labor media convention was an experiment in labor media centers, providing tools and training for delegates to report and distribute the stories of crisis, struggle and progress. More than 70 labor journalists in 17 teams hit the streets of New Orleans and collaborated to create articles and multimedia presentations that capture the issues behind the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and explain their meaning. Green building for the rest of us by Chris Shields, MN 2020 We’ve reached fall. It’s the time of year when a chilly night means flipping on the heat. However, on the first cold night this fall, I didn’t turn on the heat. In fact, I turned the thermostat a few degrees cooler. I suppose this comes with the territory when you’re living in one of Minneapolis’ first affordable green homes. Construction site viewing by Michelle Bruch, Downtown Journal Anyone interested in the I-35W bridge work can take a firsthand look at the construction site every Saturday at 11 a.m., beginning Nov. 10. NEW IN VOICES KQRS and the Mea Culpa that wasn’t by Paul Schmelzer, Minnesota Monitor When KQRS morning show DJs implied that a high suicide rate among native American teens was the result of incest, station managers were quick apologize. To make amends, they promised to hire native American interns and invite members of the Red Lake Chippewa and Shakopee Mdewakanton communities as guests during the state’s top-rated morning show. The move earned managers praise from the Star Tribune for their “swift and expansive response.” NEW IN BLOGS Private First Class Sonia Pitt by Rich Broderick, Ground Zero