Today in the Daily Planet, 11/4/07



“Growing great kids”:
by Michele St. Martin and Mikki Morrissette
Moms on the hows and whys of raising feminist children

“Because God Said: Youth ministry uses deception to gain access to public schools”:
by Jeff Fecke, Minnesota Monitor
When You Can Run But You Cannot Hide held its annual fundraising gala last Saturday night, group founder Bradlee Dean was emphatic about his ministry’s message.

“Students celebrate lost loved ones during Día de los Muertos”:
By Betsy Graca, Minnesota Daily
The event was hosted by three University groups and highlighted the cultural universality of the holiday.

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


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.’