Lynne Warfel

Lynne Warfel

Host
Minnesota Public Radio
lwarfel@americanpublicmedia.org
(651) 290-1117


Lynne Warfel returns to a 24-year radio career after a four-year hiatus. In this "Cavorts with Collies" period, she followed her lifelong passion for working with dogs as a trainer and behavior consultant. She started "Good Dog Productions," her in-home dog training business in 2006. Previous to The Dog Mutterer phase, she was one of the first national hosts back in 1995. She was also heard locally on Minnesota Public Radio from 1993-2005. While at MPR in her former incarnation, she hosted the Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest, Echoes of Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers, Sommerfest broadcasts, was a guest narrator with The SPCO and Minnesota Orchestra, and was a frequent guest host on The Morning Show with Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole.

Lynne Warfel Feature Archive

The Big Country
August 1st marks the birthday of film composer Jerome Moross -- best known for his soundtrack music composed for 1958's "The Big Country." On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel discusses Moross and that Academy Award-nominated score. (07/28/2015)
Randy Newman
Film composer Randy Newman didn't have Hollywood success handed to him on a silver platter. 'Ragtime' gave Newman a chance to reach new heights. (07/21/2015)
Star Trek
On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel looks at the Michael Giacchino score to 2009's 'Star Trek', which cleverly interweaves elements of Jerry Goldsmith's melodies from the original TV series score from the 1960s. (07/14/2015)
Meryl Streep is widely considered to be the greatest living actress. She has garnered more Academy Award nominations than any other, although Katherine Hepburn has won more Oscars. Lynne Warfel looks at 'Out of Africa', for which Streep earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. (07/07/2015)
As the Fourth of July approaches, Flicks in Five features one of James Cagney's most enduring roles, and one of his favorites. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" gave Cagney the chance to shine as a song and dance man. (06/30/2015)
Inconceivable! On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel takes a look at 'The Princess Bride', and its Academy Award-nominated score by Mark Knopfler. (06/23/2015)
Overdubbing is when an actor portraying a part in a musical doesn't do his or her own singing. That doesn't mean the actor can't sing; often there are other factors at work. Lynne Warfel has some stories about overdubbing on this week's Flicks in Five. (06/16/2015)
In the latter part of the 20th century, Kenneth Branagh reigned supreme as the actor putting Shakespeare plays on film. In the cinematic version of Shakepeare's best comedy, Patrick Doyle provided the music. (06/09/2015)
With May and June being the Triple Crown months in thoroughbred horse racing -- the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in May and the Belmont Stakes in June -- this week's Flicks in Five focuses on 'Seabiscuit' and its score by Randy Newman. (06/02/2015)
100 years ago this month, Orson Welles was born in Kenosha, Wisc. In this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel examines his 'Citizen Kane', and its Academy Award-nominated score by Bernard Herrmann. (05/26/2015)
When it comes to Memorial Day, many things come to mind — small town parades, flags, picnics, and observances at war memorials. With so many war movie music scores to choose from for Memorial Day, Lynne Warfel looks at 'Saving Private Ryan' in honor of her father. (05/19/2015)
We go to the 'Golden Era' of Hollywood films and movie music this week on Flicks in Five with 1950's 'Sunset Boulevard', with a score by German-born composer Franz Waxman. (05/12/2015)
In the run-up to Mother's Day, Lynne Warfel offers this heartstring-tugging gem: 'Baby Mine' from the Walt Disney animated classic, 'Dumbo'. Bring your own tissues. (05/05/2015)
On paper, 'Paint Your Wagon' should have been a rousing success, but big budgets and changing public tastes created different results. Nevertheless, the film features great songs, including 'I Talk to the Trees'. On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll hear Bryn Terfel's interpretation of the song -- a nice tune for Arbor Day. (04/28/2015)
Regardless of your age, you probably recognize the music from the film 'Born Free'. John Barry's score won Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Grammys. The 1966 film and its music is still referenced in popular culture to this day. (04/21/2015)