Trial Balloon

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The Dale Connelly Blog

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: opinion, MPR

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A Realistic Invitation on Jun 24, 2009Congressman Beechly is walking the line, trying to find a middle ground between the excitement of a pitchman and the responsibility of a public servant. I understand some of his political opponents have lashed him for being "too timid" as..



Sticking His Neck Out on Jun 23, 2009This note was in my e-mail this morning. Hi Mr. C., What do you think about this giraffe? I went to the zoo yesterday and man, are they weird! This one was sticking its tongue out at me. I...



The Real Deal on Jun 22, 2009You have an opportunity to win tickets to see Pink Martini at the O'Shaugnessy Auditorium in St. Paul tomorrow night. This one moves fast, so don't delay. We'll close off entries at 1 p.m. today. Enter the drawing. Obey the...



Poppapalooza! on Jun 21, 2009Happy Father's Day! Quite by accident, Radio Heartland spiraled into an extended father-song cycle last Friday morning, thanks to enthusiastic listeners who sent in suggestions for songs that deal, in one way or another, with Dear Old Dad. I was...



Familial Ties on Jun 20, 2009The weekend edition of Radio Heartland is on the air tonight on the stations of Minnesota Public Radio News from 9 to 11 p.m. In hour one, Father's Day weekend leads to an extended sequence of musical family medleys, featuring...



The Dad Song Festival on Jun 19, 2009Thanks to everyone who suggested Dad Songs for this Friday, especially the obsure ones. This song, offered by Steve in Forest Lake, isn't in our library, but You Tube has it, featuring Cat Stevens as you've never seen him...