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Objects in Mirror: November 9, 2007 Archive

- Volunteer found - for a book review of "A Contract with the Earth" by Newt Gringich & Terry L. Maple

Posted at 9:21 AM on November 9, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Would you like a free copy of "A Contract with the Earth" by Newt Gringich & Terry L. Maple?

I'm looking for someone to [Gather contributor M. M. will] review it on our groups at Gather.com. I only have one copy, so please volunteer early today!

News discussion topics for the 11/09/2007 weekend

Posted at 10:32 AM on November 9, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

Don't be caught without a topic!

1) Leave no factoid unturned Some angles: Is Hillary a bad tipper? Would you vote for a candidate who was rude to waitstaff? How do candidates control their message and handle whispers? (MPR's Polinaut)

2) The Winds of Hell Despite the Herman Wouk-esque headline, this is about the 1940 Armistice Day Storm that killed 49 people in Minnesota. For your consideration: Can we really complain about weather today? Are you prepared for bad weather yet?

3) Boycott Chinese Toys So says Marketplace economics correspondent Chris Farrell. Resolve the argument: Who should actually do something about this, the government or the consumers? (Marketplace / My Two Cents blog)

Share your own conversation-starters suitable for milling about before The Current Fakebook with John Waters event, a dinner party, or to while away time in line at the hardware store.

In the Loop wants to know...Charity: What Gives?

Posted at 11:39 AM on November 9, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

An interesting question/theme from MPR's In the Loop:

The United States is the most charitable nation in the world but Americans have more choices in how they give than ever before.

How, why and when do you give?

Share your insights.

Fresh faces in the office: The Current's volunteers

Posted at 1:01 PM on November 9, 2007 by Julia Schrenkler

The Current's Web Producer Michael Wells hosts an informational meeting this afternoon with the individuals who responded to our call for volunteers. [Jobs home > Browse through currently open positions > Volunteer - The Current (V100-07)]

These bright folks will have a chance to do some audio production & music management as well as engage in some Web work, like editing Minnewiki entries and tending to the events calendar.

Note: It is too late for the general public to attend today's session but the opportunity to volunteer is still open. You can also check out our career opportunities.

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