Phil Picardi Feature Archive

Later this week, Minnesota is set to become the first state to let lottery players scratch tickets online. (02/04/2014)
MPR News host Phil Picardi spoke this morning with a man who knew the late Joan Mondale and her family very well. Rev. Tim Hart-Andersen is the senior pastor at Mondale's church, Westminster Presbyterian in Minneapolis. The following is an edited transcript of the conversation. (02/04/2014)
Today's music comes from the monks of the Saint John's Abbey Gregorian Chant Schola singing on a new recording of "The Maker" by singer Bobby Vee. (02/03/2014)
Wednesday is National Signing Day when many of the most-coveted high school players reveal where they plan to attend college. MPR News' Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about recruiting for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team. They are going after Washburn High running back Jeff Jones. (02/03/2014)
The Olympics open on Friday in Sochi, Russia. Minnesotans are well-represented at the games - not only on the ice and snow, but also in the training rooms. (02/03/2014)
The Lone Bellow is one of the acts performing tonight at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis as part of Communion Club Night. (01/21/2014)
Today's music is in honor of the Martin Luther King, Junior holiday. In her autobiography, King's widow, Coretta Scott King, wrote that her husband would listen to the "Balm in Gilead" when he needed a lift. (01/20/2014)
The Minnesota Timberwolves have 19-21 record so far after starting the season with high expectations. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about head coach Rick Adelman's performance so far this season. (01/20/2014)
The Minnesota Wild beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 to end the team's longest losing skid. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the win and the precarious position of head coach Mike Yeo. (01/03/2014)
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the very cold weather that's about to hit Minnesota this weekend and early next week. (01/03/2014)
Nachito Herrera, a Cuban pianist who now lives in the Twin Cities, will be playing tonight and tomorrow night at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis. (01/03/2014)
Our friends over at the Current have unveiled a number of best of lists for 2013, including the top concerts of the year. (01/02/2014)
Today's music is George Maurer's band with their take on "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus." The holiday show at the Dakota has become a popular annual tradition for the Twin Cities-based composer and pianist. (12/19/2013)
Minnesota could become the first state to end homelessness among veterans. And it could do it in just two years. That's just one of the goals of an ambitious new statewide plan to combat homelessness. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with the state Director to Prevent and End Homelessness about the plan. (12/19/2013)
State and federal law requires PolyMet to make up for the wetlands losses by creating or restoring wetlands elsewhere. (12/18/2013)