Inside the Daily Planet, 11/24/08

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National campaign gives low-income people an ‘Equal Voice’ by Charles Hallman, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder • The Marguerite Casey Foundation, a private, independent grant-making foundation, earlier this year started the Equal Voice for America’s Families campaign.

Recount: Franken, Coleman running neck and neck This is the place to look for recount data — updated from the Secretary of State’s web site every night.

A hat-tip to Minnesota Independent for the great neck-and-neck photo.

And this is the place to send your recount stories — editor@tcdailyplanet.net.

THINGS PEOPLE SAY | Two-word reviews by Arts and Entertainment staff, Minnesota Daily • Paul Rudd in Role Models: Justenoughhair onhischest. Paul Rudd on SNL: Toomuchhair onhischest. Prince Charles’s 60th birthday: Still prince.

BOOKS | 60 miners in a Hupmobile, and other delights (?) for young Minnesotan eyes by Jay Gabler, TC Daily Planet • If you can’t find enough picture books to fill your child’s shelves with the hoariest lore of our great Gopher State, it is not Kathy-jo Wargin’s fault. For pete’s sake, she’s even given us The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell.

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ELEVENTH AVENUE SOUTH | Minnesota radio host Chris Baker blames media, trans community for trans woman’s death by Andy Birkey, 11/20/08 • Just days after calling a trans man a “mutilated lesbian,” KTLK’s conservative radio host Chris Baker blamed the media — and by extension the transgender community — for the murder of Latiesha Green in Syracuse, NY, a crime authorities are planning to prosecute as a hate crime.

FRESH.MN | Saint Paul’s Sidewalk Poetry Project is Complete by Erica Mauter • Saint Paul’s sidewalk poetry project, Everyday Poems for City Sidewalk, is now being installed on the streets of Saint Paul. You’ll recall there was a contest earlier this year for Saint Paul residents to submit poetry for the project.

ARTS ORBIT | On-demand publishing from U of M Press by Jay Gabler • The University of Minnesota Press has just launched a new program called Minnesota Archive Editions: digital printing technology will enable the publisher “to return into print virtually every book published since its founding in 1925.” Can print-on-demand vending machines be far behind?

KOLET INK | How quickly we (try to) forget by Colette Davidson • While politics is important in everyone’s lives, it is still rather rare to have intense conversations on the subject with everyone you meet. In the end, politics is just a small part of life and one that gets glazed over when your relationship is on the rocks, you’re about to lose your job or you learn that you have a terminal illness.