Minnesota Public Radio features by Heather McElhatton http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=114 en-us Copyright 2015 Minnesota Public Radio Sat, 23 May 2015 10:23:34 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Heather McElhatton http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 A Beautiful World: Life lessons from an obituary writer Author and journalist Heather Lende writes obituaries for the Chillkat Valley News, a small newspaper in her hometown of Haines, Alaska. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/events/2013/11/a-beautiful-world/alaskan-obits.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 18 May 2015 10:27:45 -0500 Prison program rescues dogs, inspires inmates A documentary film showcases the power of second chances and the endeavors of prisoners who care for unwanted and abused dogs in a Massachusetts facility. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/events/2013/11/a-beautiful-world/prison-program-helps-lost-dogs.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 04 May 2015 14:02:26 -0500 A Beautiful World: Oceans in outer space "Ocean Worlds" details the vast history of not only our oceans here on Earth, but of oceans on other planets in our solar system as well. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/09/atc-books-a-beautiful-world-ocean-worlds?refid=0 Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0600 A Beautiful World: Synesthesia and tasting the London Underground James Wannerton has a neurological condition called "lexical-gustatory synesthesia," which allows him to taste sound. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/02/a-beautiful-world-james-wannerton?refid=0 Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0600 A Beautiful World: Leaving a (written) legacy Writing a "legacy letter" or an ethical will offers the means to share thoughts, memories, hopes and dreams with future generations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/26/a-beautiful-world-letters?refid=0 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:37:45 -0600 A Beautiful World: Innovation, good will craft prosthetic arms in Sudan Project Daniel uses 3-D printers to create prosthetic arms for youth in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. The effort is the brainchild of Mick Ebeling. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/16/a-beautiful-world-ebeling?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0600 Book review: "Cold Water Memory" It's getting to that time of year when many people across the state are a little blue. The holidays are a memory. New Year's resolutions are already out the door. Plus, the cold and short days will be around for another few months. A local security guard/poet provides some solace for the winter-weary. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/01/28_newsroom_watsonreview/?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:00:00 -0600 Themes and Threads: "The Falls" by Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates's enigmatic new novel, The Falls, is part historical thriller, part dysfunctional family portrait. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/10/01_newsroom_thefalls/?refid=0 Fri, 01 Oct 2004 15:45:00 -0500 Themes and Threads in Anchee Min's 'Empress Orchid' Anchee Min's new novel, "Empress Orchid," is a wordsmith's treasury of unique phrases, economical dialogue, and rich imagery. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/04/02_newsroom_empressorchid/?refid=0 Fri, 02 Apr 2004 12:00:00 -0600 Neil Gaiman on Dave McKean Neil Gaiman describes his work with his friend and the illustarator of "Coraline," Dave Mckean. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/01/19_newsroom_coraline/?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jan 2004 17:26:00 -0600 Themes and Threads in Jean Harfenist's "A Brief History of the Flood" Producer Heather McElhatton explores the structure, tone, and metaphor of A Brief History of the Flood. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/12/18_newsroom_flood/?refid=0 Thu, 18 Dec 2003 17:06:00 -0600 Truth vs. Fiction in Augusten Burroughs' memoir, "Dry" Producer Heather McElhatton explores where "Dry" belongs among categorizations of fiction, non-fiction, and creative non-fiction. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/11/03_newsroom_dry/?refid=0 Mon, 03 Nov 2003 15:21:00 -0600 Themes and Threads in Chimamanda Adichie's "Purple Hibiscus" Talking Volumes Producer Heather McElhatton discusses the atmosphere, sudden change and the metaphor of the purple hibiscus. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/10/21_newsroom_purplehibiscus/?refid=0 Tue, 21 Oct 2003 14:07:00 -0500 Themes and Threads in Anna Quindlen's "Blessings" Talking Volumes Producer Heather McElhatton discusses the themes of quietness, pathos, and return in Anna Quindlen's novel, "Blessings." http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/09/02_newsroom_blessings/?refid=0 Tue, 02 Sep 2003 17:05:00 -0500 Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale" It's been 18 years since Margaret Atwood's novel "The Handmaid's Tale" first hit book stands, but its powerful story of a society that trades liberty for security—in part by controlling the rights of women—has lost none of its hold. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/04/14_newsroom_handmaid/?refid=0 Mon, 14 Apr 2003 12:06:00 -0500 On the road with Leif Enger Author and former MPR reporter Leif Enger writes a series of journal entries while on his book tour in 2001. His debut novel, "Peace Like a River," a Talking Volumes selection, is the subject of critical acclaim. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2001/12/19_newsroom_peacelikeariver/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Dec 2001 13:27:00 -0600