Phil Picardi Feature Archive

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)
Archbishop John Nienstedt is under investigation after being accused of improperly touching a boy, and the St. Paul police chief is frustrated with Nienstedt for failing to cooperate with an investigation into sex abuse involving priests. MPR News reporter Madeleine Baran spoke with Morning Edition host Phil Picardi about the new developments in the story. (12/18/2013)
The legendary guitarist and Rolling Stones co-founder was born in Dartford, just outside London in the middle of World War II. He's survived everything from drug addiction to near electrocution to falling out of a coconut tree. (12/18/2013)
The University of Minnesota football team will go for its fourth straight win against Penn State tomorrow at home. The last season when the Gophers won four straight Big Ten games was 1973. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about why the team has played so well lately. (11/08/2013)
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a conference on adapting to climate change in Minnesota. It attracted a wide variety of attendees from across the state. Seeley also reviews the first big snow storm of the year to hit the state earlier this week. (11/08/2013)
Newly re-elected St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman hopes to make education and downtown redevelopment top priorities for his third term. (11/06/2013)
Polls are open in cities and towns around Minnesota. In Minneapolis, voters are turning out to choose among 35 candidates for mayor. They're also voting to fill city council seats. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Elizabeth Dunbar, who was near the Brian Coyle Center in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. (11/05/2013)
MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Curtis Gilbert, who explained ranked-choice voting, and the long ballot with 35 candidates on it in Minneapolis. (11/04/2013)
The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New York Knicks Sunday night 109-100 in Madison Square Garden and are off to their first 3-0 start in a dozen years. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, about the teams' fast start to the season. (11/04/2013)