November 13, 2012
Leon Leonwood Bean and Robert Louis Stevenson share a birthday, Australia and New Zealand experience a complete solar eclipse, and Minnesota meat-packing workers stage the first large sit-down strike in the United States. Keillor reads”Sadness” by Michael Blumenthal, from No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012.
August 28, 2014
Earth has its first two solar storms, and the first paid ad for radio is broadcast. Keillor reads
“Be Kind” by Michael Blumenthal, from No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012.
October 13, 2014
Lenny Bruce, Conrad Richter, and Margaret Thatcher all share a birthday, and Keillor explains the history of The White House. He reads “For My Son, Reading Harry Potter” by Michael Blumenthal from No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012.
October 17, 2014
The last supernova in the Milky Way is witnessed on this day in 1604 and the Loma Prieta earthquake has its 25th anniversary. Nathanael West, Jimmy Breslin, and Arthur Miller have birthdays. The daily poem is “Six Cheerful Couplets on Death” by Michael Blumenthal, from No Hurry: Poems 2000-2012.