Spring is here, and if you pay attention you might see some furry fliers around your porch light tonight after a long winter hibernation. But hibernating bats are under threat from a mysterious disease that could lead to their extinction.
Fall has arrived, and a glut of supposedly important or serious
movies are coming out. They’re vying to be remembered for awards, specifically the Oscars. This made film-lover Will Wright wonder what makes a movie important and why we care or pay attention to such things when it’s only entertainment.
Will Allen is the closest thing to a celebrity when it comes to local food issues. As the co-founder and CEO of Growing Power, an urban farming learning center based in Milwaukee, he’s been featured in several recent food-related documentaries. Allen spoke at a reception at Little Earth in Minneapolis to celebrate the Urban Farm Project.
The public comment period is open for what could become the first non-iron mine in the state. But local groups and environmental activists have grave concerns about the effects on the surrounding land this mine could have. KFAI’s Robert O’Connor has more.
While state legislators and Vikings officials posture in the media over how soon they can agree to public financing for a new stadium, veteran legislative observer Jay Weiner says it’s not happening this session. Weiner is a local freelance journalist who has covered stadium issues in the Twin Cities for 15 years. He weighed in on the talk of a new Vikings stadium at MinnPost.