Sep 30, 2020
Bob Collins: Everybody Has a Great Story
Bob Collins, a 27-year veteran of Minnesota Public Radio, talks about his career, how he discovers a good story, his love of baseball, and building airplanes in his retirement.
Bob Collins, creator of the NewsCut blog, former Senior News Editor at Minnesota Public Radio
* Thinking “everyone deserves a voice” in media led to giving a voice to our dark side, and unfortunately, people saw they were not alone in their dark thinking.
* NewsCut, Bob’s non-traditional news blog, ran stories that tried to give people a better picture of Minnesota and the real world, not just crime and politics.
* Bob retired last year from MPR due to frequent attacks from Meniere’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear which can cause vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss.
* Bob wanted a plane, but planes are very expensive. So he built one! Turns out Minneapolis is a hotbed of home-built airplane builders who he learned from!
* Bob Collins on Twitter