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From Minnesota Public Radio News, Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr share a cube wall, and a passion for movies. Each week, they take a break from their day jobs to talk movies.
 
Each week three people from the Minnesota arts community talk about a performance, opening, or event they're excited to see or want others to check out.
 
MPR news medical commentator Dr. Jon Hallberg shares his insights and expertise on health and health care every week with All Things Considered host Tom Crann.
 
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January 18. Hosted by Marcheta Fornoff.
 
A tense crime drama with an unrecognizable star, a biopic that shows how biopics should be made, and a dark, sexy, long-time love story all grab the attention of Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr
 
January 17. Hosted by Stephanie Curtis.
 
Are you spending a lot of time in your own political bubble? Is it a struggle for you to hold a conversation with your political opposite? You're not the only one.
 
Kirsten Gillibrand, Tulsi Gabbard and Julian Castro have announced their bids for the 2020 Presidential elections. What sets them apart from the rest?
 
This week on Art Hounds: portraits of Native American youth, poetry performed to music and dance that mines our daily movements.
 
For men called out by the #MeToo movement, is there a path back to public life? As a result of the viral hashtag, over 250 men, who were previously shielded by their social status or high-profile jobs, had to answer for their behavior publicly. Many of these men were forced out of their jobs, but a growing number of them are trying to make thei ...…
 
The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joined MPR News host to talk about tribalism in politics and how people make decisions based on their party.
 
In honor of "A Dog's Way Home" coming out this week, we revisit a conversation between Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr about animal movies to watch at home.
 
The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joined MPR News host to talk about tribalism in politics and how people make decisions based on their party.
 
Nancy Yang steps into the Cube this week to join Euan Kerr to chat about "A Dog's Way Home" and "Capernaum."
 
A grand jury hearing testimony in Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was granted a six-month extension over the weekend. And in a court filing, Paul Manafort's lawyers appear to have revealed more than they intended about evidence against their client. Where does the investigation stand an ...…
 
Plus, Art Hounds recommend a violinist's meditations on the Iron Range and the 25th anniversary celebration of Balls Cabaret.
 
The new Governor has made it very clear, he's willing to raise the gas tax to fund road and bridge fixes.
 
Two experts on immigration joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to dispel common misconceptions and discuss the economic and security impacts of building a barrier at the border.
 
This week: Lisa Franke brings "Past Time" to life in a new exhibition. Plus, Art Hounds recommend a violinist's meditations on the Iron Range and the 25th anniversary celebration of Balls Cabaret.
 
You don't have to be convicted of a crime to feel the repercussions. Even an arrest for a petty misdemeanor can impact future employment, housing, possibly even student loans. What is it like to live with a criminal record?
 
MPR News host Kerr Miller spoke with political scientist Dianne Bystrom about Warren's reception in Iowa and what separates her from other candidates considering a presidential run in 2020.
 
Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr discuss the joys of being terrified, and suggest films to help home viewers achieve that state.
 
The Political Junkie, Ken Rudin, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to run down the week's biggest political headlines.
 
Do we still look to the president to set the moral tone of the nation? And if not, who do we turn to instead?
 
It's the time of year where people look back to the great movies of the last year. But Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr are looking forward instead.
 
The political junkie, Ken Rudin, joined MPR News host Kerri Miller to talk about 2018's most consequential political stories.
 
What's the priority for Democrats this legislative session? What can they realistically accomplish while Republicans still control the Senate and Executive branch?
 
This week: Old Log Theatre presents the popular farce "Lend Me A Tenor," an installation of stainless steel ellipses at Traffic Zone Center for Visual Art in Minneapolis and a line-up of Minnesota musicians at The Castle in Rochester.
 
Nine countries now have nuclear weapons - even as the U.S. threatens to pull out of international non-proliferation treaties. That seems ominous. But is it? Do nuclear weapons even matter? Kerri Miller talks to three guests with three different views.
 
Three of the most bookish people at MPR ran down the books from 2018 that you should put at the top of your reading list.
 
On the last day of 2018, host Kerri Miller talked to two political experts about the most consequential stories of the year.
 
Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr look back at 2018 and each choose their top three movies of the year.
 
As more baby boomers retire there are a lot of questions about what social security benefits look like, but wait times for consultations have increased. What's the best time to use those benefits? Is social security a sustainable program in the long term? MPR News host Chris Farrell talked to Professor of Economics and author of "Rescuing Retir ...…
 
The U.S. economy is predicted to slow in 2019. But that doesn't mean your personal finances have to take a hit. According to a Fidelity Investments survey, almost one-third of Americans plan to make a money resolution for the new year, with 48-percent planning to save more and 29-percent aiming to pay down debt. How to do it? MPR host Chris Far ...…
 
50 years ago NASA astronauts took a picture that changed the world. It was a full color photo of planet Earth as seen from space. This image inspired many to think differently about our home. In this episode we'll tell the tale of that epic snapshot. Plus we'll explain how Earth and our solar system formed in the first place. We'll talk to astr ...…
 
If there is one thing Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr agree upon it is that 2018 was a good year for movies. They talked with MPR News host Angela Davis about their top picks for the year.
 
Hate crimes in the US rose over 12 percent last year, according to a report from California State University. A separate study from the Anti-Defamation League found that the majority of extremist-related killings were committed by white supremacists. What are law enforcement and intelligence agencies doing to stem this rise in violence? MPR New ...…
 
Minnesota literary houses have enjoyed a great year. Graywolf Press in particular stands out for the number of accolades its poets and authors have earned. One of this year's hits: an anthology of contemporary Native American poetry, edited by Heid Erdrich. Marianne Combs spoke with Erdrich and Graywolf's Jeff Shotts about the anthology and the ...…
 
Reports of hate crimes increased more than 12 percent in America's ten largest cities last year, according to a report from California State University, San Bernardino.
 
Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr watch as Aquaman takes a dip, and Shoplifters take a while bunch of other stuff.
 
A good read can be a great gift for the kids in your life, but what kind of book should you get them? Local children's book experts Lisa Von Drasek and Holly Weinkauf joined MPR News host Marianne Combs to talk about some of the best books to gift kids this holiday season.
 
This week on Art Hounds: a "Celtic Christmas," a "Hip Hop Holiday" and a holiday singalong.
 
We’re ready to get our hands dirty as we explore the stuff beneath our feet. Clay, sand, mud — soil is everywhere. And it’s alive! We’ll find out how it helps plants grow and learn about all the little organisms that are invaluable in the process (hint: it involves something called the “poop loop”). Plus: A brand new Moment of Um answers the qu ...…
 
Guest host Euan Kerr talked with a technology reporter and an expert in technology and public policy about how consumer data is collected, sold and used by businesses, and what you can do to protect your privacy online.
 
Kent Nerburn's new book is "Dancing with the Gods: Reflections on Life and Art."
 
What is going on with Brexit and what does it mean for Europe and the UK? MPR News host Euan Kerr lead a discussion on Brexit.
 
MPR News host Euan Kerr sat down with Ken Rudin to run down the big headlines in political news this week. This week they talked about Trump's threats of a government shutdown if the border wall isn't funded, Mick Mulvaney being named acting chief of staff for Trump, and more.
 
As Cube Critics Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis examine great films of the past worth watching at home they turn to 1990,
 
Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis and Euan Kerr delve into the ideas and aims behind three very different movies about the blessings and curses of power.
 
Guest host Marianne Combs spoke with a labor expert and a reporter about the state of prison labor in the US.
 
This week on Art Hounds: A dance set to the soundtrack of Charlie Brown's Christmas, a bilingual Messiah and a husband-wife ceramic duo at The Phipps.
 
MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with MPR News reporter Mark Zdechlik and Mary Agnes Caret , senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News about the different enrollment options for people who lost their Medicare Cost plans.
 
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