Inside the Daily Planet, 11/4/07


Readers, Writers and Books Doug McGill’s new look at journalism by Trang Do, KFAI After thirty years as a journalist in such exotic locales as Hong Kong, Tokyo and London, Douglas McGill, a native of Rochester, was ready to come home. Since 2000 he has been working from Minnesota to produce what he calls ‘glocal’ journalism, a way of relating to other cultures by understanding the international connections that bind together every community, including our own. This fall, he released a new book titled, Here: A Global Citizens Journey. 2008 Saint Paul Almanac: Review by Mary Schoen, Special to the TC Daily Planet Ben Franklin wrote many wise maxims in his Poor Richard’s Almanack that are still familiar to people today such as ‘a penny saved is a penny earned’ and ‘early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.’ The Farmer’s Almanac has been around for about a hundred years and contains predictions about the weather. Garrison Keillor’s Writers Almanac, which celebrates birthdays of various authors both modern and from the past, can be heard every day on Minnesota Public Radio. Now, for the second year in a row, the city of St. Paul has its very own almanac. Lofty ambitions by Linda Lincoln, Downtown Journal Jocelyn Hale takes the helm at the Loft Literary Center ‘Born from Silence’ by Norma Smith Olson, Minnesota Women’s Press Deborah Prokipchuk Ackley’s poetry gives voice to the violence that shattered her family life NEW IN VOICES Princess/feminist by Michele St. Martin and Mikki Morrissette Summer, 2000. My friend Lisa and I were shopping for clothes for the baby girls we were waiting to adopt. Lisa was looking at frilly pastel dresses. I was examining overalls in bright primary colors. Later, over lunch, Lisa asked, ‘Are you going to raise your daughter to be a princess?’ ‘No way,’ I said. ‘I’m a feminist.’