Don't forget there's a live chat here at 1 p.m. about the joys and concerns of biking. Share your tales and tips.
Did I mention we're having a chat today?
Why do we cling so fervently to the idea of a paper ballot and the mail system? Why not allow people overseas to go online and submit their votes? "Because it could open the system up to fraud and abuse," opponents say. One out of four.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Midmorning - A rebroadcast of the interview with Temple Grandin on the emotional life of animals. Oh, speaking of which...
Midday - Who will be the next Supreme Court justice? I notice Amy Klobuchar's name is getting mentioned by some of the local wags. If she were to get the gig -- she won't -- would Gov. Pawlenty then appoint a senator? If so, how about Norm Coleman? These are the sorts of stories political reporters dream about.
Talk of the Nation - First hour: The military and mental health care on the battlefield. Second hour: TV series' finales. Seven characters from major shows will bite the dust, four will get married, and two will be institutionalized (we know House is one, in Mayfield, no less. If I were to joke that he'll be treated by Dr. Theodore Cleaver, would anyone under 50 get it?).
All Things Considered -- Sasha Aslanian reports on a federal education program that helps immigrant/minority/low-income kids go to college. From Washington, Pam Fessler reports that while charitable giving is on the decline, "giving circles" are increasing.
I think that Pawlenty would appoint Dean Barkley as an interim senator. He'll be our permanent interim senator.
I came back for the chat, but am not inclined to use the plug-in in that thread. Thanks though, for reminding me to get off my lazy butt & ride in this AM. Despite the wind, it was good to be outside. Lots of spring trees are in bloom & the wood ducks are still enjoying the ponds of Richfield. I don't notice that stuff when I drive.
Industrial photography was indeed gorgeous for many decades. Such beauty shots were a staple of printed annual reports and corporate capabilities brochures. One more thing killed by the web and changes in the way public companies communicate.