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Objects in Mirror: May 20, 2008 Archive

MN150: Ask author and history professor Steve Keillor a question

Posted at 10:40 AM on May 20, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

Author and history professor Steve Keillor joins us for an online Q&A to answer your questions about Minnesota's history. His book, Shaping Minnesota's Identity: 150 Years of State History is clearly a Minnesota Sesquicentennial read. What better way to dig into the state's history than to directly ask a history professor and author?

He will join us for 30 minutes at 1:00p CT to share his knowledge about Minnesota's history. Please feel free to post your questions in advance!

*MPR Midday with Steve Keillor: A history of presidential hopefuls in Minnesota (History professors Hy Berman and Steve Keillor join Midday to examine the list of Minnesotans who made a run for the presidency. Part of MPR's Minnesota Sesquicentennial series.)

Feeling fortunate?

Posted at 2:31 PM on May 20, 2008 by Julia Schrenkler

From Bob Collins' Disasters waiting to happen entry on News Cut:

Of course, measuring "worst" is subjective. For some it's death toll, for others it's damage, or both. One scientist, for example, puts Hurricane Katrina on his "top 10" list, even though "only" 1,100 people were killed.

When it comes to natural disasters, no place beats China.

Are you feeling fortunate? Comment on this blog entry with your perspective on the scale and cost of natural disasters.

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