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 Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:55:29 -0600 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: 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