Euan Kerr

Euan Kerr

Editor
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

Writer Jim Lenfestey
Until recently Jim Lenfestey didn't realize he was a poet in search of something - and how much ancient Chinese poems helped steer him on the right path. (09/22/2014)
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MPR's Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Jill Riley and John Munson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a new dramatic film starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, and a new film based on series of popular young-adult novels. Kerr also shares insights on the recent election result in Scotland. (09/19/2014)
Kevin Kline
In latest role, he has his hands full with a tenant portrayed by Maggie Smith, known most recently for "Downton Abbey." (09/19/2014)
Twin Cities author Kelly Barnhill has written a new novel for young adults that explores grief, loss and survivor's guilt in a rollicking story. Barnhill reads from "The Witch's Boy," Tuesday in St. Paul. (09/15/2014)
The new Pillsbury House Theatre production of Tarell Alvin McCraney's play explores sexuality in the African-American community. It opens this weekend at the Guthrie. (09/12/2014)
When the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts unveils its sparkling new $75 million concert hall next spring, it will do so in elaborate and enduring style. In a month-long celebration that begins March 1, the Ordway will introduce the public to its intimate new venue for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Euan Kerr has more. (09/08/2014)
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts plans to celebrate its $75 million renovation in March with 22 different opening nights. (09/08/2014)
The Minnesota Orchestra will open its new season on Friday with an operatic superstar who aims to redefine what it means to be an American singer. MPR News Arts Reporter Euan Kerr has more. (09/05/2014)
A new movie opening in the Twin Cities explores what can happen, for better and worse, when two men who have been together for decades finally marry. (09/05/2014)
In a release announcing the cancellation, host Garrison Keillor said he now knows "more about the prostate" than he ever wanted to and has found a good surgeon. (09/04/2014)
Belle & Sebastian front man Stuart Murdoch has made his directorial debut with the film 'God Help The Girl'. The Sound Unseen Festival is presenting the movie's Midwestern premiere Thursday at a screening at the McNally Smith School of Music in St Paul. It's an appropriate site because at its heart Murdoch, said, the film is about music. MPR's Euan Kerr recently spoke to Murdoch about it. (09/03/2014)
When the Minnesota Orchestra takes the stage at its opening gala on Friday, singer Renee Fleming will help it celebrate its first full season following turmoil. Her program aims to showcase the orchestra in surprising new ways. (09/02/2014)
Known as a humorist, a columnist, and a rock and roller, Michael Perry's non fiction works were often about life in rural western Wisconsin. Now he's trying something very different: a novel for middle-schoolers. (09/02/2014)
A representative of the mayor's office would not disclose the time or location of the meeting, but said a statement will be released afterwards. (09/01/2014)
Minneapolis police are investigating two homicides on the city's south side. (08/16/2014)