Link List, Thursday, June 11, 2020

Minneapolis commits to “dismantling” the police player.fm/series/to…

Minneapolis City Council member Alondra Cano: “It feels like leaving the matrix.”


The Station Wagon: Death of a Leviathan: “For a few decades the station wagon was as central to the American Dream as the white picket fence and the basketball hoop in the driveway.” – on Mobituaries With Mo Rocca www.listennotes.com/podcasts/…


Anna May Wong: Death of a Trailblazer www.mobituaries.com/the-podca…

Anna May Wong had an extraordinary career. Born in Los Angeles in 1905, she was the first Asian-American movie star – and for the length of her career, the only one – though she often lost out to white actors in “yellowface” even when auditioning for Asian roles.

She was a fashion icon.

She starred in movies in Hollywood and – after learning to do a British accent – Europe,

She made a documentary about China.

And she died at age 56, in 1961.


Lawrence Welk was the Grateful Dead of his generation. He kept on trucking. www.mobituaries.com/the-podca…

Mo Rocca discusses the king of Champagne Music with Fred Armisen, who gave the music man new life impersonating him on Saturday Night Live.

The accordionist, bandleader and television impresario came from a German-speaking community in North Dakota and grew up in a sod house.


99% Invisible’s Avery Trufelman looks a wedding dresses. 99percentinvisible.org/episode/w…

“A wedding was once seen as a start of young adulthood. Now, a wedding has come to represent a crowning achievement — a symbol that your whole life is together and you have accrued the time and space and resources to afford your ascent to another level of fulfillment.”

Holy crap that’s a lot of weight to put on a dress.


Get more from Apple Photos. Informative and entertaining. www.relay.fm/mpu/537


For a nation like the US, which controls its own currency, government spending is constrained by available resources, not mythical concerns about the deficit. That’s Modern Monetary Theory in a nutshell, explained by economist Stephanie Kelton. www.nytimes.com/2020/06/0…


Oklahoma’s Enterprise IT desk went from 500 support calls per month to 1,500 calls per day post-pandemic. Oracle designed a tech support chatbot within eight days to help the state carry the load. www.oracle.com/corporate…

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner