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

Still of Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint
From a crop-duster attack in a midwestern cornfield to the tip of George Washington's nose, Alfred Hitchcock packed a ton of suspense into this 1959 classic caper. On this week's Flicks in Five, Lynne Warfel takes a look at Hitch's "North by Northwest." (09/16/2014)
Back to the Future (1985)
This week's Flicks in Five features the film <i>Back to the Future</i>. Alan Silvestri composed the epic soundtrack to this film, and his music is just one of the many elements that makes this film a beloved and enduring classic. (09/02/2014)
harry potter
This week's spotlight film is the first <i>Harry Potter</i> movie, which features a score by John Williams. As we're marking back-to-school month, what better school to imagine attending than Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? (08/26/2014)
John Williams provided the music for sci-fi's equivalent of The Ring Cycle, "Star Wars." Six films and billions of dollars later, Williams' music stands as some of the best movie music of all time. (08/19/2014)
In part 2 of Lynne Warfel's reflections on the actor James Garner, she describes a personality that is anything but "Hollywood." It's all ahead of Lynne's special edition of Saturday Cinema, when she features music from the films and TV shows of the late actor. (08/16/2014)
Saturday Cinema host Lynne Warfel was a friend and colleague of the late actor James Garner. In the run-up to Saturday's episode, which will feature music from Garner's films and TV shows, Lynne shares these personal stories of working with the man she knew as Jim. (08/15/2014)
This week, Lynne Warfel pays tribute to James Garner, an actor she knew back in Los Angeles. Garner, Warfel says, was one of Hollywood's truly nice guys. (08/12/2014)
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. (08/05/2014)
Certain movies make an impression upon you &#151; you can remember who you went to the movie with, what you were doing with your life, and especially what age you were. I was still in high school when this American crime film came out, and it was the sensation of 1972. (07/29/2014)
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 won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role. (07/22/2014)
'The Book Thief' features an emotive score by the legendary composer John Williams. (07/15/2014)
Elmer Bernstein provided a breathtaking score for the tale of courage and character in a small southern town. "To Kill a Mockingbird" is on Flicks in Five. (07/08/2014)
'Dances with Wolves' changed both Kevin Costner's career as an actor and director as well as the place of Westerns in American film history. On Flicks in Five, we hear John Barry's Oscar-winning score. (07/01/2014)
In the last 15 years of the 20th century, Broadway struggled with the demise of the impresario, the entrance of big corporate sponsors, skyrocketing ticket prices and production costs, and a dwindling audience base. But is another Broadway renaissance afoot? (07/01/2014)
This week on Saturday Cinema, Lynne Warfel features the music from iconic American films, including 'Summer of '42', 'The Natural' and 'Star Wars'. (06/28/2014)