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

Virginia McKenna in 'Born Free'.
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)
Fishermen, Lake Maota, Amber Fort, Jaipur, India
One of Hollywood's most lauded director-composer collaborations was that between David Lean and Maurice Jarre for 1984's 'A Passage to India'. This week on Flicks in Five, we'll hear Jarre conducting his own music for the film. (04/14/2015)
Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in 'Easter Parade'
Fred Astaire and Judy Garland were a pair of triple threats: performers who could sing, dance and act with equal talent. The two worked together in the MGM release, 'Easter Parade', and one of their numbers from that film, 'We're a Couple of Swells', is considered a classic to this day. Hear it on this week's Flicks in Five. (04/07/2015)
This 1969 romantic comedy features Jack Lemmon, Catherine Deneuve, Sally Kellerman and a wonderful supporting cast. The film's title tune proved a big hit for composer Burt Bacharach, finding its way onto radio as well as into restaurants and department stores. Hearing it on this week's Flicks in Five may jog your memory. (03/31/2015)
Despite being snubbed by Oscar, Ennio Morricone's score for this 1986 film is considered by many to be one of the best film scores of all time. (03/24/2015)
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the film, 'The Sound of Music'. To celebrate, we'll listen to a medley of pieces from this beloved film. (03/17/2015)
At St. Patrick's Day approaches, Flicks in Five looks at the music from John Ford's 1952 classic film about an American prizefighter who visits Ireland. For the score, composer Victor Young made a detailed study of original Irish folk tunes. (03/10/2015)
One of Lynne Warfel's favorite comedies of all time came about thanks to the collaboration of director Blake Edwards, actor Peter Sellers and composer Henry Mancini. (03/03/2015)
<em>A Place in the Sun</em> was a 1951 black-and-white classic of intrigue, betrayal and murder based on Theodore Dreiser's 1925 novel, <em>An American Tragedy</em>. (02/24/2015)
Howard Shore's Oscar-winning score to 'Lord of the Rings: Return of the King' features different types of artists: actor Viggo Mortensen, flutist James Galway, soprano Renee Fleming and vocalist Annie Lennox can all be heard in the music. Hear some of Shore's music on this week's Flicks in Five. (02/17/2015)
If Max Steiner had had his choice, 'As Time Goes By' wouldn't have been part of this film's classic score. But the schedule of the film's rising star, Ingrid Bergman, ensured the score would remain as we know it. (02/10/2015)
James Cameron's 'Titanic' earned 11 Academy Awards, including both music categories. You probably remember the first time in the movie when you saw the Titanic out at sea. On this week's Flicks in Five, we'll listen to the music that accompanied that breathtaking cinematic moment. (02/03/2015)
With the best movie sequence of all time -- the chariot race -- 'Ben Hur' also boasts one of the longest musical scores ever written, recorded in one of the most epic recording sessions ever scheduled. (01/27/2015)
The Austrian born American director brought us many films in his trademark black and white, but it was his 1958 comedy starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe that earned him a place in the annals of film history. (01/20/2015)
Based on a novel and a 1930s opera, the 1959 film 'Porgy and Bess' starred Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge -- but their vocals were overdubbed by Robert McFerrin (Bobby's father) and Adele Addison, both of whom were uncredited. Hear Kathleen Battle sing the iconic tune, "Summertime", on this week's Flicks in Five. (01/13/2015)