Tom Weber Feature Archive

Public Insight Network reporter Jeff Severns Guntzel wondered if this year's primary battles weren't something of a 'conservative moment' in America - and he wanted to hear from conservatives about the stories in their lives that made them conservative. (The Daily Circuit, 05/30/2012)
Interim CEO of Fairview Health Services Charles Mooty along with a top executive of a debt collection agency that has come under fire in Minnesota will be among those testifying at a congressional committee in St. Paul Wednesday morning. (The Daily Circuit, 05/30/2012)
Thousands of high school students from more than 200 schools across Minnesota, neighboring states and Canada made Valleyfair Amusement Park in Shakopee their classroom this week. It's a yearly tradition known as Physics Day and this year marked the 25th year the amusement park hosted it. (The Daily Circuit, 05/25/2012)
One of the best-known wolf education outlets in Minnesota is the International Wolf Center, which has a building in Ely. Last week, Mary Ortiz retired as the center's executive director and she said there are good and bad elements to the wolf hunt this year. (The Daily Circuit, 05/21/2012)
When you talk about longevity in the arts, you have to look at the well-known Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York. Last summer Robert Battle became just the third artistic director in the company's history. He spoke with The Daily Circuit when he was in town. (The Daily Circuit, 05/16/2012)
As Minnesotans gear up for a vote this November on the amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, a documentary being screened at the Mall of America looks back at the same-sex marriage amendment campaign in Maine three years ago. (The Daily Circuit, 05/16/2012)
Now that a Vikings stadium is approved, what should be done to make sure it 'fits' into Minneapolis' urban landscape? Charles Landry, a well-known British consultant, spoke with The Daily Circuit about the ways cities unleash creativity to make themselves economic and cultural magnets. (The Daily Circuit, 05/10/2012)
One of the many items not included in the $496 million bonding bill that passed this week at the state Capitol was funding for local school district projects. (The Daily Circuit, 05/10/2012)
A 10th-grade English teacher has been named Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Jackie Roehl has taught at Edina High School since 1998 and works to improve minority student achievement. (The Daily Circuit, 05/08/2012)
The number of Minnesota students who rely on free or reduced lunch rose two percent this school year, according to new numbers analyzed by MPR News. That number is one of the best indicators of children in poverty. (The Daily Circuit, 05/07/2012)
Gary Knell, the president of National Public Radio, was in town this week. He's been on the job a few months now, so he is making trips across the country to meet with leaders at local public radio member stations. He took some time to speak with The Daily Circuit. (The Daily Circuit, 05/02/2012)
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Friday to hold down interest rates on some student loans. But the measure faces a veto threat from President Obama, who doesn't like the funding source. Republican Rep. John Kline spoke to The Daily Circuit shortly after the vote. (The Daily Circuit, 04/26/2012)
MacArthur Fellow and jazz musician Dafnis Prieto was in the Twin Cities recently and came by the MPR studios to talk to The Daily Circuit about his music and perform. (The Daily Circuit, 04/26/2012)
A panel of University of Minnesota regents is meeting Thursday to review the University of Minnesota's compensation policy for top administrators. (The Daily Circuit, 04/26/2012)
The number of requests for beekeeping permits is spiking in Minneapolis, nearly two years after it was legalized. It's still a relatively small number -fewer than four dozen--but it represents a four-fold increase over last year. (04/25/2012)