Eric Ringham

Eric Ringham

Editor, MPR News
Minnesota Public Radio
eringham@mpr.org
(651) 228-4955

Eric Ringham is an editor for Minnesota Public Radio News. Before coming to MPR Ringham was commentary editor for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, where he developed the weekly Opinion Exchange section and daily blog. He was twice elected president of the Association of Opinion Page Editors and served on the board that accredits journalism schools, representing the National Conference of Editorial Writers. Ringham teaches opinion writing as an adjunct faculty member in the Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership program at the University of Minnesota Duluth, has taught at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and moonlights as a voice actor and stage actor. He lives in Minneapolis.

Eric Ringham Feature Archive

Ordway Center's production of Miss Saigon
Critics of the Ordway's decision to present the musical described the apology as a victory for their cause. (07/15/2015)
Osmo Vänskä.
In an interview with Tom Crann, the music director of the Minnesota Orchestra explains why he's confident that the group's Cuba trip will be a success. (05/01/2015)
Guthrie Theater's Joe Dowling
Preparing to step down as director of the Guthrie Theater, Joe Dowling discussed his craft and his view of Twin Cities audiences. (04/23/2015)
Arthur Miller's play about the Salem witch trials describes a society with a tenuous hold on civilization. (04/20/2015)
Instead of quietly succumbing to ALS, Kramer summoned the resources to meet the disease head-on and talk about it in public. (03/23/2015)
The Guthrie's departing director gives Minnesota one last look at his treatment of lovers, fairies and magical intervention. (02/16/2015)
For young adults with close ties to their parents, the loss of one can be devastating. (The Daily Circuit, 01/15/2015)
Jack Reuler is frustrated to the point of incoherence because he can't get police or anyone else to listen to him about an abduction he witnessed. (11/17/2014)
Nearing retirement, the actor and director Bain Boehlke stages a play about saying goodbye. (11/11/2014)
Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, and their counterparts in Minnesota did the same in the state House of Representatives. (11/05/2014)
Where to vote, who's on the ballot, last-minute updates and more. (11/03/2014)
It was generally a good night for endorsed candidates and sitting incumbents. Mike McFadden won the GOP Senate primary, while DFLers Phyllis Kahn and Rebecca Otto and Republican Jenifer Loon fended off challengers. Jeff Johnson will face Gov. Mark Dayton in the fall. (08/12/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra's music director warned that the leadership, the board and other parts of the organization must come together in recognition that the orchestra itself "is the star." (04/29/2014)
The building was never pretty, but it was a monument of sorts: to the notion that journalism was a civic service, and that a daily newspaper's role was vital to the health of the community it served. (04/28/2014)
Hasbro opens the door to so-called house rules. (The Daily Circuit, 04/18/2014)