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Best Minnesota Public Radio podcasts we could find (updated May 2020)
Best Minnesota Public Radio podcasts we could find
Updated May 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.
 
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’ ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
"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®.
 
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 ...
 
Chris Salcedo is a veteran broadcaster, author and a political analyst. And now he’s on WBAP NewsTalk 820AM from 9am – 11am every weekday morning! A graduate of San Diego State University, Chris got started in radio in news and traffic. From there he began his career in television doing weather on XETV, San Diego’s Fox 6. Chris has filled in for the nationally syndicated Glenn Beck, Andrea Tantaros and Roger Hedgecock radio shows. Chris expanded his news experience as a news anchor here in D ...
 
Is your family thinking of adding a fish tank or pond to your home? Fish tanks and ponds are wonderful places to observe a habitat on a smaller scale. Its like having your very own window into a fresh water riverbed or saltwater ocean. Keeping aquarium fish is a pleasurable and educational hobby for families around the world. Keeping fish as pets has been a tradition going back to ancient Egypt and China. Today, many more different, beautiful and fascinating kinds of fish and other aquatic a ...
 
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Ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in George Floyd’s death, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday. Freeman said he anticipated charges for three other officers connected to the incident who were also fired, but “we felt it appropriate to focus on the most …
 
Demonstrators say it wasn't only the killing of George Floyd while in police custody that led to this week's protests in the Twin Cities — anger and frustration has been building for decades. MPR News host Angela Davis dives into the historical context. During the program, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced at a news conference that fo…
 
Chaos gripped the Twin Cities for a third straight night as peaceful protests gave way to spasms of looting and fire-setting. Gov. Tim Walz called up the National Guard amid the unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody. MPR News morning update for Friday, May 29, 2020. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. M…
 
The vandalism and looting moved from Minneapolis to St. Paul, where Mayor Melvin Carter urged people to stay home. It followed the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died Monday while in a Minneapolis police officer’s custody. MPR News update for May 28, 2020. Hosted by Britta Greene. Music in this episode from Blue Dot Sessions — O…
 
As protests continue in the Twin Cities over the death of George Floyd, city officials are calling for an end to violence. Floyd died Monday; his final moments were seen in a video that showed a white Minneapolis police officer with his knee on Floyd’s neck. In the video, Floyd told the officer he couldn’t breathe. His death is the latest event in …
 
For the second night in a row, hundreds of people gathered in protest in Minneapolis Wednesday night to demand justice for George Floyd, the man who died in police custody. The protest erupted into chaos. Businesses and vehicles along a section of Lake Street were destroyed. Some businesses were looted. Smoke and flames still lingered Thursday morn…
 
Demonstrations over the death of George Floyd turned destructive Wednesday night, with fires, looting and a shooting death that is under investigation. Floyd, a black man, told officers he couldn’t breathe as a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck Monday night. He later died and four officers have been fired. MPR News host Kerri Mille…
 
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson joined the Chris Salcedo Show to discuss tax increases, Judge Clay Jenkins, and more. When asked about a tax increase in Dallas, Johnson said the idea to raise taxes during a pandemic without considering cuts in "the bureaucracy" is disrespectful.By Cumulus Media Dallas
 
A man was shot to death as protests over the death of George Floyd dissolved into looting Wednesday night in south Minneapolis, with streams of people pulling goods from Target, Cub Foods and other local businesses. Fires, some of which are still burning, engulfed the Lake Street area in smoke. MPR News morning update for May 28, 2020. Hosted by Ca…
 
Painter Keith Dixon is a big fan of Rembrandt, Titian and other master painters of the late 17th century. As a result, he’s become enamored with the paintings of local artist Luke Hillestad. Dixon says Hillestad’s paintings reflect that same hyper realism, while also managing to evoke entire stories in just a single pose. Dxion says, at their core,…
 
We know parents and caregivers are stressed during the COVID-19 pandemic, but what about the children? MPR News host Angela Davis was joined by two experts in children’s mental health to talk about how adults can support the kids in their life during this anxiety-inducing time. Guests: Bobbi Wegner is a clinical psychologist and a lecturer in human…
 
Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night in south Minneapolis to protest the death of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who died in police custody. The protest started out somewhat peacefully, then escalated into chaos. MPR News senior reporter Jon Collins and Leslie Redmond, the president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, joined the …
 
A planned IPO for Warner Music is evidence of a streaming-fueled rebound for the recording industry. Meanwhile, Laura Marling's livestreams suggest that rarity, rather than ubiquity, could be the key to some artists' income right now. Also today: steel guitarist Bucky Baxter dies, and Billie Eilish releases film slamming body-shaming.…
 
Protesters were expected to gather in Minneapolis Tuesday evening in response to the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by a Minneapolis police officer on Monday. Video of the incident has been circulating on social media. MPR News update for May 26, 2020. Hosted by Brian Bakst and Britta Greene. Music in this episode from Blue …
 
Four Minneapolis police officers were fired on Tuesday after a black man died in their custody. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey tweeted about the firings: “This is the right call.” The FBI and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the case. An attorney for the family identified the victim as George Floyd. Bystander video from…
 
Are you having trouble sleeping? Are you having strange, vivid dreams? You’re not alone. Dr. Roxanne Prichard, professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of St. Thomas, says that when we are under more stress, we are more likely to remember our dreams because we wake up more often. Two experts discuss how our dreams and our sleep ar…
 
The chair of the Federal Reserve said the U.S. economy is in a “downturn without modern precedent.” The unemployment rate in May could be north of 20 percent, according to a senior economic adviser to President Trump. Businesses — especially small businesses — are foundering. Initially, the federal government came out swinging. It threw $3 trillion…
 
As much of the country continues to reopen in some form, COVID-19 deaths and infections continue to rise. Meanwhile, medical professionals and scientists grind on in their efforts to provide care, find the best treatment, and deal with the need for testing, contact tracing and the search for a vaccine. MPR News host Kerri Miller continued her weekl…
 
The FBI and the state’s Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the death of a man as he was taken into custody by Minneapolis police. Video posted on Facebook, apparently shot by a bystander, shows an officer holding the man down beside a police vehicle on the northbound side of Chicago Avenue, near 38th Street. “I cannot breathe. I cann…
 
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