… in the Minneapolis Star Tribune notes that the most charitable description of what’s been going on at the clubby University of Minnesota medical school would be “bizarre.”
Sunday, January 4, 2009
From the Star-Tribune Letters to the Editor:
Adding natural sounds to Bill Kling's creation
Not one to underestimate the importance of his creation, Minnesota Public Radio President Bill Kling has already asked us for a significant piece of our income while we live, a major part of our estate when we die, our car whether we're ready to get rid of it or not, and we can expect that one day he'll want our first-born children. All this for "noncommercial" radio, meaning that commercials are limited to 25 or 30 seconds each.
The University of Minnesota has determined that its advanced instrumentation can coexist with the light rail line down Washington Avenue. What is so sensitive about MPR, other than its sense of entitlement? Let's make sure that the good of the state, the region and city, rather than MPR, is the criterion for routing this exciting new transportation system.
P.T. MAGEE, ST. PAUL