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Best Minnesota Public Radio podcasts we could find (updated April 2020)
Best Minnesota Public Radio podcasts we could find
Updated April 2020
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Decomposed breaks down the stories that have shaped classical music, from secrets and scandals to acts of sheer genius. Hear these stories accompanied by the symphonies, operas and other masterpieces they inspired. Hosted by Jade Simmons, a classical concert pianist and storyteller, the first season of Decomposed takes on gender expectations, Cold War propaganda and the danger of putting your personal life on the stage. Produced in partnership with Classical Minnesota Public Radio.
 
Flyover from MPR News focuses on issues of American identity and the changing American dream as they are lived and experienced in the cities, towns and rural areas that lie beyond the media spotlight. This podcast is an unedited hour of live radio with award-winning host Kerri Miller. Season Three, starting January 2020, focuses on the counties that flipped party loyalties from one presidential election to the next. Season Two, which aired the summer of 2018, focused on the Mississippi River ...
 
74 Seconds tells the story of a July 2016 traffic stop that ended with the world watching a man die, live on their phones. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer who is about to go on trial for his death, Jeronimo Yanez. Through comprehensive reporting, MPR News examines this intersection of race, policing, justice and safety in America. A lot can happen in 74 seconds.
 
Prince Rogers Nelson left this universe behind on April 21, 2016, leaving fans worldwide in mourning. Maybe nowhere in the world has felt this loss as profoundly than Prince's home state of Minnesota. And to The Current, a radio station from Minnesota Public Radio, Prince was more than an artist, he was our friend. That's why, in memory of the Purple One, we’re sharing the many conversations we’ve had with musicians, critics, reporters and more about Prince: his life, his music and his legacy.
 
Bruce Kramer lived a remarkably rich life because of – not despite – an incurable, always fatal disease: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was diagnosed with ALS December 6, 2010. While the disease diminished his body, it expanded his life and spirit. He shared that experience with Minnesota Public Radio News host Cathy Wurzer over nearly five year of conversations.
 
First Year Out is a podcast from Minnesota Public Radio News chronicling two young women as they navigate their first year of college. Marissa Abara and Erianna Jiles take listeners with them through their ups and downs as they grapple with becoming adults -- managing money, relationships, coursework and family. Though they are fast friends, Marissa and Erianna come from different backgrounds, and they're up against very different experiences at school.
 
Oil. It’s in your tires, your makeup, your kids’ toys, your gas tank. And the pipelines that get it to you have become the focus of growing protests, from Keystone XL to Dakota Access. On Rivers of Oil from Minnesota Public Radio News, we’ll look at those pipelines buried beneath our feet, how they’ve come to the forefront of an epic tug of war between reliance and risk, and how we all have a role to play in this story.
 
Reports from the thick of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, a unique event that isn’t even going to announce its lineup. The Current is the only radio station to broadcast live from the festival, and our staff will be sharing updates on the crazy collaborations and unforgettable moments - including informed commentary, crowd reactions, and interviews with musicians performing at Eaux Claires.
 
A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.
 
The Current Music News is the essential daily listen for fans of all genres to catch up on what matters in the music world. Hosts Jay Gabler and Jade break down industry developments to explain how they affect you, fill you in on breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise you with strange-but-true stories. It’s a quick, fun and informative rundown that will make you think, make you laugh, and help you understand what’s happening onstage and behind the scenes in popular music. There’ ...
 
"Newsmakers" is a weekly news and current affairs talk show produced by WPR's La Crosse News Bureau. Interviews on the program explore politics, education, the environment and other regional issues relevant to southwest Wisconsin and adjacent portions of Minnesota and Iowa. The program airs Fridays at 10 a.m. on La Crosse's Ideas 90.3 WHLA, with repeat broadcasts Saturdays at 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. on La Crosse's 88.9 WLSU.
 
This documentary podcast explores Hüsker Dü’s formative years and legacy through rare exclusive interviews with the band, as well as those who were around in the beginning and notable artists who’ve drawn inspiration from the band. We’ll also dive into recordings from Numero Group’s new remastered box set of the band’s early releases, demos and live recordings. From The Current®.
 
A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with ...
 
Atheists Talk Radio Show is a weekly production of Minnesota Atheists. It airs in Twin Cities on AM 950 KTNF at 9:00 AM Sunday mornings or stream live at http://www.am950ktnf.com. Minnesota Atheists is Minnesota's oldest and largest atheist organization. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization that seeks to promote the positive contributions of atheism to society and to maintain separation of state and church. Our bylaws are available here. Each year we hold eight monthly mem ...
 
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You’ve likely heard of the fight or flight instinct. Our brain is hardwired to help us survive, and when we’re experiencing extreme stress it gives us two options — confront the source or flee. But how does that response change during a global pandemic that brings prolonged periods of stress or danger? And does the behavior we observe from those ar…
 
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, researchers are gaining a better understanding about how the novel coronavirus spreads and infects people. They’re using that knowledge to figure out vaccines and potential treatments as social distancing continues in the United States and around the world to curb infection. MPR News host Kerri Miller talked with…
 
During this long stretch of just staying home, we decided to reach out to some friends of THWoD, hear their voices, and find out how they're holding up. Writer Ana Marie Cox is drawing strength from her sobriety, actor John Ross Bowie is balancing work and fatherhood, and comedian Solomon Georgio has found a soothing new hobby of driving to the air…
 
State health officials reported Sunday that 29 people in Minnesota have died from COVID-19, up from 24 the previous day. Meanwhile the overall number of confirmed cases in the state increased to 935 on Sunday, up from 865 on Friday. It’s among the largest single-day increases in cases so far in Minnesota. MPR News update for April 5, 2020. Hosted b…
 
Dr. Wen is an emergency room physician, professor at GW School of Public Health, and fmr. Public Health Commissioner for Baltimore under two mayors. The second, who was recently sentenced to 3 years in prison, is arguably crazy, giving her unique insight into the dilemma that Fauci and Birx face in dealing with an inarguably crazy president.…
 
State health officials reported Saturday that 24 people in Minnesota have died from COVID-19, up from 22 the previous day. Meanwhile the overall number of confirmed cases in the state increased to 865 on Saturday, up from 789 on Friday. It’s the largest single-day increase in cases so far in Minnesota. MPR News update for April 4, 2020. Hosted by C…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll in many ways, not the least of which is the impact it's had on the economy. Nearly 10 million people across the country have filed for unemployment, including almost 300,000 in Minnesota. The federal government passed a $2.2 trillion dollar plan to try to help cushion some of the impact, but a lot of people …
 
In her latest book, “The Truth Will Set You Free, But First It Will Piss You Off,” activist and journalist Gloria Steinem writes this: “It’s not only that we live in a patriarchy; it’s that patriarchy lives in us.” In a recent discussion, Steinem talked with MPR News host Kerri Miller about that quote and the role of patriarchy, specifically in how…
 
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The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered major sectors of the global economy, and renewable energy is not immune. Solar and wind projects are on hold. Government attention is, understandably, elsewhere. So what does that mean for progress on climate change? “The big picture is that the supply side seems to be holding up OK, meaning that projects can …
 
With businesses closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment benefit applications have skyrocketed across the country. Minnesota has gotten hundreds of thousands of applications, many from people who have never before applied for unemployment. Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Commissioner Steve Grove and two eco…
 
Guthrie lighting designer Stephanie Richards recommends you catch the final weekend of “Beowulf.” Walking Shadow Theatre Company’s John Heimbuch gives a one-man retelling of the Old English epic poem. Richards says the story, which features a monster that silently kills people in groups, feels eerily timely. You can watch Heimbuch’s performance liv…
 
Pregnancy in the age of the coronavirus crisis has turned an already-stressful situation into one of unique challenges. Pregnant patients are changing their birth plans, their prenatal care is interrupted, and the number of visitors has been restricted. And on top of that, there seems to be a lack of information about the effects of COVID-19 on pre…
 
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