Auf wiedersehen, Kateri
Posted at 3:23 PM on August 24, 2006 by Bill Wareham (1 Comments)
Astute listeners probably noticed an unfamiliar voice pop up several times over the last month or so. I hope you didn't grow too attached; Kateri Jochum is a
St. Paul-bornBemidji-raised German journalist whose six-week visit at MPR ended today. In case you missed the stories she produced for us, I will harness the power of the Internet to provide the links below:
Good luck, Kateri.
Just an FYI...
Kateri was born in Denver, CO, but grew up from the 2nd grade in Bemidji, not St.Paul. She first connected with Germany through the International Language Camp in Bemidji; it gave her a strong enough German base to be a Rotary exchange student to Germany. She went back to Germany after her senior year in MN and has been there ever since. I warn other parents who send their children to this wonderful MN resource that they may find them many miles away in the future. Kateri is married to a German professor and they live in Munster, Germany, with their daughter Mathilde who is five. Grandma Julie had the joy of having them both with her for six weeks this summer...thanks to MPR.
Kateri had a marvelous experience with MPR. Besides being the fabulous public radio system they are, the people at MPR represented "Minnesota nice" at its best! She returned to continue her internship with Deutsche Welle in Germany feeling that she had finally had the experience in broadcasting she had been hoping for.
From a proud Mom, thank you MPR.
Posted by Julie Jochum | August 28, 2006 9:20 PM