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Minnesota Today from MPR News brings you daily updates on the trial of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd, plus the most important stories from around the state. All on your schedule. Get updated on the latest news in just five minutes, every weekday morning and evening.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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’ ...
 
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.
 
"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.
 
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 ...
 
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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The murder trial of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd enters the final stages, with closing arguments set for Monday. The defense rested its case on Thursday after the former Minneapolis police officer said he would not take the stand in his own defense. And the Twin Cities area is rocked by another police killing of a Black man. This is…
 
The murder trial of Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd enters the final stages, with closing arguments set for Monday. The defense rested its case on Thursday after Chauvin said he would not take the stand in his own defense. And the Twin Cities area is rocked by another police killing of a Black man. This is a special edition of Minnesot…
 
MPR Photo | Nate Ryan Sanni Brown and Sean McPherson host The Message, Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. At the end of a hard week, we all could use some music to feed our souls. Host Angela Davis gets recommendations for music, shows and more in a conversation with Sean McPherson and Sanni Brown, co-hosts of The Message on The Current, a hip-hop and R&B…
 
The trial of former police Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin has sparked conversations in Minnesota about racism. How do we talk about race, racism, equity and fairness with the youngest people in our lives? “Early Risers,” a new podcast from MPR and Little Moments Count that launches next week, explores this topic and more. Host Angela Davis talks…
 
The funeral for Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by Brooklyn Center police during a traffic stop last week, will be held next week in Minneapolis, where the city is preparing for jury deliberations in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, charged with murder in the death of George Floyd. This afternoon MP…
 
With the jury in the Derek Chauvin trial about to begin deliberations, some Minnesotans are wondering how juries work. How do courts ensure that jurors remain impartial? And what happens if jurors can’t all agree on a verdict? Guests: Sonali Chakravarti is an associate professor of government at Wesleyan University and the author of “Radical Enfran…
 
Hundreds of protesters again filled the streets in front of the police station in Brooklyn Center, where an officer shot and killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop over the weekend. The protesters — shouting obscenities, shaking the police station’s security fence and occasionally lobbing water bottles — began thinning out as the 10 p.m. curfew…
 
Both the state and the defense rested their cases on Thursday, the latter without testimony from former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. This afternoon MPR News update for Thursday, April 15, 2021, was hosted by Kirsti Marohn. Theme music by Gary Meister.…
 
Closing arguments are expected Monday in the murder and manslaughter trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, and people around the world are reflecting on what they’ve learned from watching it unfold. MPR News host Angela Davis talks about the national and international interest in the trial. She will looks at how “victim-blaming”…
 
The two Minnesota police officers currently charged with killing Black men have something in common. They both were responsible for training new recruits. Former Brooklyn Center officer Kim Potter was charged with second degree manslaughter for fatally shooting 20-year-old Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center on Sunday. The shooting happened as Twin Ci…
 
Protests continued for a fourth day after a Brooklyn Center police officer shot and killed Daunte Wright. Another large crowd gathered Wednesday after the former officer was charged with second-degree manslaughter. Kim Potter is expected to make her first appearance Thursday. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agents arrested Potter and book…
 
Singer Marie Woodward lives in upstate New York, but she was able to watch Minnesota Opera mezzo soprano Mia Athey’s new vocal showcase “Self-Love: My Remedy in the Pandemic.” The two met while performing together at the Glimmerglass Opera Festival two years ago. Woodward admires how Athey created, directed, filmed, and edited — not to mention sang…
 
There’s no better time than right now to get outdoors, take in some fresh air and observe the budding trees and the critters scampering around at the arrival of spring. During the pandemic, more of us have sought out Minnesota’s state parks and trails. Getting outside, exercising or enjoying activities like fishing and paddling can relieve stress a…
 
Washington County Attorney Pete Orput on Wednesday said he is filing a second-degree manslaughter charge against former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright. This is the afternoon MPR News update for Wednesday, April 14, 2021, hosted by Catharine Richert. Theme music by Gary Meister.…
 
We speak with the executive director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ) George Galvis about police decertification. And later we speak with community activists Reverend Susan Smith and Adrienne Hood about what it means to reimage public safety in the city of Columbus, Ohio. George Galvis - Executive Director at Communities …
 
If it’s a race between the vaccines and the variants, the variants got a boost on Tuesday, when the U.S. announced a temporary pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccines. What does that mean for the sprint to vaccinate adults? Wednesday at 9 a.m., host Kerri Miller talks with a doctor and a behaviorist about the race between the vaccines and the variants.…
 
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott on Tuesday called for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to handle the case of Daunte Wright, the 20-year-old who was killed Sunday by a Brooklyn Center police officer during a traffic stop. Elliott also said that Kim Potter, the officer who shot Wright, has resigned, as has Tim Gannon, who was the city’s po…
 
Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott Tuesday called for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to determine if Officer Kim Potter should be charged in the death of Wright. The 20-year-old Black man was shot to death by the Brooklyn Center police officer during a traffic stop Sunday. This edition of Minnesota Today for Tuesday, April 13, 2021, was h…
 
Police clashed with a large crowd Monday who gathered for a second night to protest the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. The Brooklyn Center police chief said earlier in the day that officer Kim Potter had intended to stun the man with her Taser gun but accidentally drew her handgun instead and fired once. This is an MPR …
 
Gov. Tim Walz on Monday ordered a four-county curfew overnight into Tuesday to help keep the peace as the Twin Cities reeled over news of another fatal encounter with police, this time in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center. This edition of Minnesota Today for Monday, April 12, 2021, was hosted by Dan Kraker. Theme music by Gary Meister.…
 
With new, more contagious and likely more severe variants taking hold, people are scrambling to book appointments and many are frustrated. Get answers about where to find vaccine appointments and what you need to get fully vaccinated — and fast. Guests: Dr. David Hilden is vice president of medical affairs at Hennepin Healthcare. Winnie Williams is…
 
Police deployed tear gas and flash-bang grenades Sunday night to clear protesters who gathered outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department after the fatal police shooting of a 20-year-old man. Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said more National Guard troops and state law enforcement personnel were headed into the Twin Cities. This is an…
 
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