Posts by: Jessica Mador

Announcing TruckBeat

Announcing TruckBeat

@AIRmedia’s #FindingAmerica TruckBeat is a new health storytelling project about East Tennessee. It's a collaboration between independent public radio reporter Jess Mador, and Knoxville NPR ­station 91.9 FM WUOT ­­– one of 15 projects around…
MinneHistory: Love, hate and Lutefisk

MinneHistory: Love, hate and Lutefisk

Ask nearly any Minnesotan about lutefisk and you’re likely to get a funny answer, especially from Minnesotans with Scandinavian roots. In this episode of “MinneHistory” we explore a controversial subject:…
MinneHistory: The Stone Arch Bridge

MinneHistory: The Stone Arch Bridge

The Stone Arch Bridge This story is part of a series taking listeners behind the legends of some of Minnesota’s most famous landmarks, to uncover juicy stories and fascinating history.…
Bring Me The Health stories

Bring Me The Health stories

Click here to see some of my recent health writing. Three story samples from this site: Study: Hand sanitizer boosts absorption of dangerous chemical found in paper receipts The next…
Iowa Bug Lady MJ Hatfield

Iowa Bug Lady MJ Hatfield

63-year old MJ Hatfield's passion is insects (and the plants they love to eat). We spend a day with this citizen entomologist as she searches for new bugs in the…
Minnesota agency offering Islamic mortgage

Minnesota agency offering Islamic mortgage

For many observant Muslims, conventional mortgages are strictly taboo. So for many Minnesota Muslims, it's been virtually impossible to buy a home, because Islamic law forbids the paying or charging…
About

About

JESSICA MADOR is an award-winning journalist, radio producer and storyteller. Her in-depth reporting has aired on NPR News, Minnesota Public Radio, Michigan Radio, WNYC, North Country Public Radio, American Public…
Fantasy transit map

Fantasy transit map

Minnesota transit advocates fantasize about building a next generation transportation system, despite legislative roadblocks. Originally aired on MPR News.
The new science of PTSD

The new science of PTSD

Scientists at the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center have for the first time identified a distinctive brain pattern for PTSD. The finding may one day help…
Video: Beekeeping in Minnesota

Video: Beekeeping in Minnesota

Beekeeping is now legal in Minneapolis, after being banned for more than three decades. MPR's Jess Mador and Tom Weber visited a beekeeper to find out more about the process.