Phil Picardi Feature Archive

It has been tough week for the Minnesota Vikings brand. (09/18/2014)
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with reporter Tim Nelson about the one-time MVP and his team. (09/18/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is the song "Someday" from the new Eric Clapton album "The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale" which comes out today. (07/29/2014)
The Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-3 at Target Field yesterday. (07/28/2014)
75 years ago today, Judy Garland recorded "Over the Rainbow." This version was released as a single and is different than the performance used in "The Wizard of Oz" which was released a month later. (07/28/2014)
Wednesday's Morning Edition music is Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin performing "Spirit in the Dark" live at the San Francisco's Filmore West Auditorium in 1971. (07/09/2014)
On this day in 1954, Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips played a new song on the radio for the first time -- it was the music of Elvis Presley. (07/08/2014)
Mark Anfinson spoke with Phil Picardi on the MPR News show Morning Edition about the case. He's a Twin Cities attorney and adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, who specializes in First Amendment and media law (07/08/2014)
Two Minnesota Twins players were named to the All-Star roster. (07/07/2014)
Thirty years ago today, Bruce Springsteen hit No. 1 in the U.S. with the song "Born in the USA." (07/07/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra today released a jam-packed 2014-15 season, its first full season since ending a lockout of musicians. The season will feature a slew of world class visiting performers, a number of musical series, and a completion of the Sibelius recording cycle halted by the recent lockout. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio news reporter Euan Kerr, who talked to Music Director Osmo Vanska about the upcoming season. (06/13/2014)
It's turning out to be quite the year for black flies. Up north, loons are abandoning their eggs. They're fleeing the insects attacking them at their nests. Black fly counts are up too in the metro area. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Mike McLean, who's with the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District, about the matter. (06/12/2014)
Like Minnesota's Hmong population, many have moved from refugee camps in Thailand. There are now estimated to be more than 7,000 Karen people living in the St. Paul metro area -- more than double their population just four years ago. (06/10/2014)
A bill that would legalize some forms of medical marijuana is on track to become law in Minnesota in a matter of days. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger about what the does, and doesn't mean. (05/23/2014)
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about significant rain storms earlier this week, and why those storms did not cause much flooding. Seeley also says Minnesota is expected to be warmer than normal over the next few months. (05/23/2014)