Heather Brown

Good Question: How Do You Win A Nobel Prize?What does it take to win a Nobel Prize? Good Question.
Good Question: How Do Hate Crime Laws Work?On Monday, the Red Wing City Council made a strong statement in support of the police. It passed a resolution saying it supports national efforts to make attacks on police officers hate crimes. So, how do hate crime laws work? Good Question.
Good Question: How Do Insurance Companies Decide Who's In-Network?Starting next year, Walgreens will no longer be an in-network pharmacy for people with HealthPartners insurance. So how do insurance companies decide who's in-network? Good Question.
Good Questions: Chef's Hats, Apples, The Speaker Of The House Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores chefs hats, apples and the speaker of the house.
Good Question: Why Are People In Prison, And Who Are They?Within the federal prison system, half of all prisoners are there for drug-related offenses, but the makeup of the state’s prisoners is much different. So, what crimes send people to prison? Good Question.
Good Question: How Do Dryer Sheets Work?Mike from Mound uses dryer sheets when he washes his clothes, but he emailed WCCO wanting to know if he’s just throwing pennies down the drain.
Good Question: What Are Our Social Media Privacy Rights?On Monday, many Facebook users may have updated their statuses with messages about what information can and can't be shared.
Good Question: What's Recyclable?Estimates range from 2% to 10% of what people consider residential recycling can’t be recycled. Plastic bags, like those from grocery stores, are the number one culprit. Ziploc, bread and newspaper bags also fall in that category.
Good Question: What Second Language Should Our Children Learn?Language immersion programs have been growing in Minnesota as more and more parents want their kids to learn another language. There were fewer than 30 programs in the state just ten years ago, and now there are more than 70.
Good Question: What Hooks Us On A TV Show?Anyone who is addicted to a television show knows it usually doesn't take too long to get hooked. Netflix now understands that even better after figuring out the exact number of episodes it takes to get people to watch a full season of its most popular shows.
Good Question: Will We Need A New ID To Fly?As early as next year, Minnesotans might need more than their driver's licenses to board a plane.
Good Questions: Presidential Debates, Fish Ages & Coach UniformsPatrick from Watertown watched the Republican primary debate this week, so he wants to know: Who pays for them? Each debate is sponsored, and those sponsors range from Facebook to Fox News to CNBC. This past Wednesday's debate was sponsored by the Reagan Library Foundation and CNN.