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74 Seconds

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74 Seconds

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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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First Year Out

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First Year Out

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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.
 
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Rivers of Oil

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Rivers of Oil

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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.
 
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Flyover

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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 ...
 
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.
 
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.
 
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’ ...
 
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Newsmakers

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"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.
 
Racial Reckoning: The Arc of Justice is a journalism initiative from Ampers, Diverse Radio for Minnesota’s Communities, KMOJ Radio, and the Minnesota Humanities Center covering the trials of the officers accused of killing George Floyd, the community’s reaction, and exploring the changes needed to create a more just society.
 
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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Medaria Arradondo on Wednesday spoke out strongly against a November ballot measure intended to remake his department, warning it wouldn’t fix relations between residents and the police and could do serious damage to a department already severely understaffed. This is an MPR News morning update for Thursday, October 28, 2021. Hosted by Phil Picardi…
 
St. Paul poet and performance artist Hawona Sullivan Janzen has loved Ananya Dance Theatre ever since she watched them through a glass window this summer. The dancers performed inside their University Avenue studio but the audience was seated on the sidewalk outside while traffic and light rail trains rushed nearby. She remains moved by the experie…
 
The jury remained anonymous during court proceedings to protect their safety and ability to be impartial. However, Judge Peter Cahill has now declared that all 14 of the jurors’ identities will be made public. -- Tiffany Bui reports: Juror number two. Juror number 19. Juror number 27. No names, only numbers; that’s how the court referred to jurors …
 
Rent stabilization is on the ballot in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Guest host Chris Farrell talks with supporters and opponents of St. Paul’s proposed new ordinance — should residential rent increases be capped at 3 percent annually? If St. Paul becomes the first city in the country to stabilize rents this way, will other places follow suit?…
 
A federal judge this week ordered a Minneapolis landlord to pay $750,000 to settle allegations of sexual harassment against his tenants, who are mostly single Black mothers. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, October 27, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
Jeremy Denk & the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra — Mozart Piano Concertos (Nonesuch) Jump to giveaway form Pianist Jeremy Denk has finally had the space and time to finish his forthcoming memoir Every Good Boy Does Fine, which will resonate with you if you took piano lessons as a kid. It releases this February, and its timing coincides beautifully wi…
 
State officials say they'll have tens of thousands of kids COVID shots in hand soon; the Sisters of St. Benedict are apologizing for running a boarding school on Minnesota’s White Earth Reservation, and Xcel Energy is asking for a big rate increase. This is an evening update from MPR News, hosted by Tim Nelson. Music by Gary Meister.…
 
Over the past decade, Minnesota has become less white and more diverse. Every county in the state became more diverse over the past decade. Nowhere is that more true than in Nobles County, which is the fastest diversifying county in Minnesota. What does that mean? Producer Samantha Matsumoto and MPR News host Angela Davis put a human voice to that …
 
St. Louis County prosecutors say they’re now examining evidence for possible charges following an investigation into allegations of misconduct by members of the Proctor High School football program. This is an MPR News morning update for Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
Mpls Cop Charged in Death of Bystander While In Pursuit Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has charged Minneapolis police officer Brian Cummings with second degree manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide in the death of Leneal Frazier. Feven Gerezgiher reports: On Friday Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman charged Minneapolis police offic…
 
Over the past decade, Minnesota has become less white and more diverse. According to the 2020 Census, about 76 percent of Minnesotans identified as white and non-Hispanic in 2020, compared to 83 percent in the last census from 2010. Angela Davis brings you those conversations in the first of a two-part series on Nobles County. She talks with two wo…
 
On Friday community members gathered to observe the National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality. They held a vigil outside of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Office in St. Paul to honor lives lost to police violence. Safiya Mohamed reports: On Friday community members gathered to observe the National Day of Protest Against Police…
 
A Minneapolis police officer is facing manslaughter and vehicular homicide charges after a vehicle chase left a man dead last summer. Elsewhere, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says the city is requiring its employees to get vaccinated against COVID for public safety reasons. This is an MPR News evening update for Oct 22, 2021. Hosted by Nathan Steven…
 
In a special edition of Minnesota Today, host Cathy Wurzer interviews leading candidates for Minneapolis mayor as part of her new weekday noon show, Minnesota Now. The four candidates she talked to earlier in the week were all DFLers, so on Friday we heard from Jerrell Perry with the “For the People” party. Theme music is by Gary Meister.…
 
A group of FDA advisers were meeting Tuesday to review data on the safety and effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 through 11. To talk more about the anticipated decision and what it means, host Cathy Wurzer talked to Dr. Nathan Chomilo, a pediatrician at Park Nicollet Brookdale and senior equity adviser to the Commissioner of th…
 
Enrollment at colleges across the nation decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and community colleges have seen the steepest declines. Overall college attendance decreased by 5 percent last spring compared to the year before. At community colleges, enrollment was down by 9.5 percent. Enrollment at Minnesota’s community colleges has declined stead…
 
Noor was initially sentenced to 12.5 years for the 2017 shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, who he shot and killed while responding to her 911 call. His sentence was reduced to four years and nine months. +--+ Feven Gerezgiher reports: On Thursday a judge re-sentenced former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor to four years and nine months in …
 
Is it possible to be prejudiced without realizing it? The answer is yes. We all absorb biases from the culture around us. Often these unexamined attitudes directly conflict with our values — like fairness and equality. Host Angela Davis spoke to author Jessica Nordell about her new book exploring the harm caused by bias, how to recognize it and how…
 
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