Sanden Totten

Sanden Totten

Assistant Producer, In the Loop
Minnesota Public Radio
stotten@mpr.org

Sanden Totten serves as the Assistant Producer for MPR's In The Loop. He got his start with the company as an intern for the music station, 89.3 The Current. Since then he has done work for Midday, Weekend America and Marketplace. Prior to his life in Minnesota, Sanden served as both the News and Punk Director for WOBC 91.5 FM, the community radio station of Oberlin, Ohio. He graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in psychology and English in 2004.

Sanden Totten Feature Archive

Crocuses
For anyone who's survived a Minnesota winter, a nice day in April seems to be about as close as you can get to perfect. When the weather warms up, instead of wind chill, it's love that's in the air. Why is that? Science of course. (04/09/2010)
Universal monsters
The iconic movie monsters of the 1930s and '40s still resonate with kids today - and that may be because deep down, they're a bit like us. (10/30/2009)
Inventors like Bill Kurtz, seen here holding brochures for some of his inventions, are frustrated at the backlog of ideas awaiting approval from the U.S. Patent Office, which last quarter rejected more than half of all the patents it reviewed. (10/01/2009)
This week, New Hampshire became the sixth state to legalize gay marriage. But many in the gay and lesbian community have another issue on their mind - what to do when they get old. (06/05/2009)
The Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division has concluded that the Minneapolis Veteran's Home meets, and in some instances exceeds, constitutional and federal requirements. (05/29/2009)
Minnesota is one step closer to removing a law banishing Dakota Indians from the state. State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, announced today that he's sending a resolution to Congress urging members to repeal the law, which was written in 1863. (05/28/2009)
Our three musicians have had two weeks to create a song using Adam Levy's lyrics as a starting point, and "The Wizard of Oz" as their inspiration. We check in as they finish up their songs. (07/24/2008)
We check in with our three bands as they try to turn the words into songs. (07/23/2008)
Our project looks at the creative process of writing music, through the eyes of three musicians and a lyricist. We hear from the three bands -- Best Friends Forever, Jeremy Messersmith and rapper P.O.S. -- as they get the lyrics from Adam Levy, and begin shaping their songs. (07/22/2008)
Understanding medical jargon in hospitals and clinics can be hard enough, but for the roughly 22 million Americans who speak limited English, it can be down right impossible. (07/07/2008)
The federal government's current unemployment numbers paint a grim picture for the job market, and it's even tougher for a group of would-be workers who already have two strikes against them: age and experience. (06/19/2008)