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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.
 
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.
 
In March 2021, the first of the former officers charged in the killing of George Floyd will go on trial. Police officers are rarely prosecuted in such cases—and the world will be watching. The Minnesota Public Radio newsroom, which has followed this case in detail from the beginning, will bring listeners updates on this monumental case, and the consequences it holds for the city and the country. Created in collaboration with American Public Media.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
In The Current Rewind’s second season, we’re tracing the 50-year history of Minneapolis club First Avenue, using 10 pivotal dates to explore how a city, a scene, and popular music have evolved since the dawn of the ’70s. The Current’s Cecilia Johnson and Mark Wheat — along with special guest hosts like Craig Finn, Jay Smooth, and Sun Yung Shin — will meet you at the barricades for opening night, drop in on life-changing shows, and take an inside look at the present-day #SaveOurStages campaign.
 
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 Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 5 a.m on La Crosse's 88.9 WLSU.
 
CFL America Radio is where North American football is celebrated through game replays, old radio shows, and documentaries in the public domain on the history, remembrances, culture, lore, and legends of pro football in Canada, America and around the world. Additionally, every few weeks journalist Scott Adamson and armchair historian Greg James, from their 55 yard line cheap seats, sit down with authors and historians who, through their works, have given all of us a close-up look and perspect ...
 
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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The “Truth and Reparations” initiative focuses on the complicity of Christian faith communities in harm done to African-American and American Indian people. -- Feven Gerezgiher reports: Last weekend the Minnesota Council of Churches hosted the first event of an initiative to bring racial equity to churches across the state. Reverend Jim Bear Jacobs…
 
ITE Talks Transportation host, Bernie Wagenblast, shares hosting duties for this podcast with Justin Ward, Head of Policy and Practice, CIHT (Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation), London, UK. They speak about the evolution of urban form and function with with Noreen McDonald, Chair, Department of City and Regional Planning, Universit…
 
Many of us want a better Minnesota but wonder how to make a difference. There’s a seemingly endless array of causes and people who need a helping hand. But how do you make the biggest impact with your time and energy? If you want to address racial inequality, where do you start? Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul decided to focus on mobilizing v…
 
Sometimes people without a lot of money can teach us the most about entrepreneurship, success and community. That’s a key takeaway from the podcast small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood. MPR News Host Angela Davis talks with the podcast co-hosts Chris Farrell and Twila Dang about what’s coming up in their second season, including a prof…
 
The clinic has been closed since a gunman opened fire inside the building in February, killing one person and seriously injuring four others. Renovations to the building include security system updates and a redesigned interior. This is an MPR News morning update for Monday, September 27, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Mei…
 
For four years Asma Mohammed worked to end the Minnesota statute of limitations for sexual assault. Earlier this month, the statute was lifted. -- Safiya Mohamed reports: Earlier this month, the Minnesota criminal statute of limitations on sexual assault was lifted. Prior to the new law, Minnesota residents had six years to report an incident. Asma…
 
Minnesota health officials say the state is ready to start delivering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine following new federal guidance. In other news, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin says he plans to appeal his murder conviction. This is an MPR News evening update for Sept 24, 2021. Hosted by Nina Moini. Our theme music i…
 
As the weather gets colder, Minnesotans are heading to apple orchards to pick some of their favorite varieties. And there are many to choose from: Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango and Honeygold are just a few of the many apple varieties that were bred and now grow in Minnesota. MPR News host Angela Davis explores the history of apples in Minnesota, …
 
Heading into the midterm campaign, a new Minnesota Poll shows fewer than 50 percent of Minnesota voters approve of the jobs being done by both Democratic President Joe Biden and Gov. Tim Walz. This is an MPR News morning update for Friday, September 24, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
The Minnesota Housing Partnership reports that one-third of Twin Cities households live in rentals, with 45% of them paying more than they can afford on housing. -- Feven Gerezgiher reports: In Minneapolis and Saint Paul, housing advocates are seeking to limit rent increases in order to make the Twin Cities a more affordable place to live. The Minn…
 
Earlier this month, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced that his office will no longer prosecute most felony cases stemming from low-level traffic stops. His goal is to reduce racial profiling and racial disparities in the criminal justice system. MPR host Angela Davis talks to Choi and criminal justice reform advocate Jason Sole about the p…
 
A 17 year old in St Paul who had been arrested 7 times since April 2020, was confronted by police Tuesday night after he attempted to use one of the two guns on his person. He also had 5 felony warrants for his arrest. Why was he on the street? We were excited to be joined by Kofi Montzka a Roseville mother who taught all of us how to push back aga…
 
The fault lines in Minnesota politics over the events of Jan. 6 and the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s election are stark, according to a new Minnesota Poll from MPR News, the Star Tribune, KARE 11 and FRONTLINE. This is an MPR News morning update for Thursday, September 23, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
Musician John Sievers is looking forward to discovering something new at Rochester’s Hiding Artists Tour Saturday and Sunday in southeastern Minnesota. It’s an event created by artists, for artists and art-lovers, to explore the work of local artists in the spaces where they create. The 17 artists in the mapped tour work in ceramics, stained glass,…
 
Feven Gerezgiher reports: Last Saturday a Minneapolis dispensary ran Minnesota’s first cannabis expungement clinic, working to clear the criminal records of 44 people with non-violent cannabis convictions. Jon Geffen is Director of the Reentry Clinic at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and provided pro bono legal services along with his students.…
 
A Ramsey County sheriff's deputy struck and wounded a man who allegedly fired at a squad vehicle. Also, healthcare workers are feeling heartbreak and frustration in the midst of the rising fourth COVID-19 wave. This is an MPR News evening update for Sept 22, 2021. Hosted by Nathan Stevens. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
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