Euan Kerr

Euan Kerr

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Minnesota Public Radio
ekerr@mpr.org


Euan Kerr is an arts reporter for MPR News. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Euan moved to the U.S. after graduating from the University of Stirling with a psychology degree. It was at Stirling that Euan discovered his love of radio while working at the campus station University Radio Airthrey. After studying journalism at the U of M, and working at many stations, in 1985 he landed a half-time job at MPR as legal affairs research assistant. In time, that became a full-time reporting job, covering Minneapolis and the arts. He quit in 1990 to return to Scotland to work for the BBC. Back in the Twin Cities two years later, he became news director at KFAI, then the arts reporter with MPR. In the years since he has worked as an editor with MPR's bureau reporters, while also filing pieces for NPR and the BBC. Currently he is an arts correspondent with the MPR News Culture Unit, and with MPR's Movie Maven, Stephanie Curtis one of the Cube Critics, heard every Friday on ATC. You can follow him on Twitter @EuanKerr and @CubeCritics.

Euan Kerr Feature Archive

Miranda July asks her audience questions.
When Miranda July debuts 'New Society' at the Walker Art Center, theater-goers can expect to participate. (10/29/2014)
Poet John Berryman
People from around the world will honor John Berryman this weekend, widely hailed as one of the great American poets of the 20th century. The poet, who took his life in 1972, would have been 100 this year. (10/23/2014)
The cast of Dear White People
Director Justin Simien's 'Dear White People' is a smart, funny independent film that caters to a black audience, and beyond. The movie, shot in Minnesota, opens this weekend. (10/22/2014)
Kamman began his broadcasting career in Minnesota in 1939. He worked in New York City during the 1950s, where he interviewed such jazz greats as Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. (10/18/2014)
Kamman began his broadcasting career in Minnesota in 1939. He worked in New York City during the 1950s, where he interviewed such jazz greats as Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has more. (10/18/2014)
Kamman began his broadcasting career in Minnesota in 1939. He worked in New York City during the 1950s, where he interviewed such jazz greats as Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday. (10/18/2014)
The civil war in South Sudan is a long way from here, but one Minnesota actor hopes her new film will bring some local understanding of the conflict. (10/16/2014)
"Fire on the Nile" may be hard to define, but the musical virtuosity of guitarist Dean Magraw and drummer Eric Kamau Gravatt can't be denied. (10/16/2014)
The Moorhead writer's new book, "The High Divide," mixes the excitement and harsh realities of westward expansion with lingering losses of war. (10/16/2014)
MPR's Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a semi-documentary that follows a day in the life of rocker Nick Cave, and a new film about a GLBT group in the 80's raising money for the miners. (10/10/2014)
Poems will be brought to life across the Union Depot's historic facade Friday and Saturday. (10/10/2014)
When the musicians involved in "Wild Sound" begin to play, they also will begin building their instruments. (10/02/2014)
MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about a couple of live shows that involve a lot of onstage creation and improvisation. (10/02/2014)
In 'Seedfolks,' Sonja Parks portrays 14 different characters who live near a vacant Cleveland lot. Their stories are of loss and hardship. (09/29/2014)
In his new performance "Scaffold Room," Ralph Lemon uses a platform on wheels at the Walker Art Center to show that artists can connect to audiences without a venue. (09/25/2014)