Today in the Daily Planet, 8/31/07



“CORRECTION: Green Burning or Greenwashing?”:

“From rural Mexico to rural Minnesota”:
by Brian Devore, Land Stewardship Project
A contentious link in the food chain

“Community Voices: MN Energy Challenge”:
by Catherine Axley, KFAI
The Center for Energy and Environment is inviting you to take the Minnesota Energy Challenge.

“Minnesota’s low uninsured rate feels more like 100 percent for some folks”:
by Andy Birkey, Minnesota Monitor
The good news? Minnesota has a low percentage of uninsured. The bad news? That’s still 475,000 people without insurance.

“Nationally known spoken-word artists to perform at Twin Cities event”:
by Jackson Doss, Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder
To say that the August 31 Poets in the City spoken word super show at Ted Mann Concert Hall will be the “final word” is like a group of wordsmiths calling themselves “The Last Poets.”


“Harry’s brings fine-dining flair to American classics”:
by Jeremy Stratton, The Bridge
As head chef at the new Harry’s Food and Cocktails, Steven Brown wants to democratize haute cuisine, to bring his gourmet sensibilities to the people — and as often as possible.

“Setting splendid tables for 30 years in Milton Square”:
by Dave Healy, Park Bugle
How do you start a restaurant that’s going to last for 30 years? If you’re Pete Mihajlov and Phil Roberts, you do it by accident.

“Make Your Own Seltzer, Save the Planet”:
by Jeremy Iggers, The Rake: Breaking Bread
If you drink a lot of pop or bottled water, then recent news reports have given you one more thing to feel guilty about. You have probably read about how producing all those plastic bottles requires millions of gallons of oil every year and that most of those plastic bottles wind up as landfill.


“Leadership is more than just showing up”:
by John Van Hecke, Minnesota 2020
Crises define leadership.


by Eleanor Arnason, Facts and Fictions