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

Members of Minnesota's Somali community rallied
Six young Somali men accused of trying to join ISIS in Syria were charged last week in federal court. (04/25/2015)
Losing parking
A new study found that St. Paul needs to do a better job of informing drivers about available parking spaces. (04/25/2015)
Chris Stamp, Pete Townshend, Kit Lambert
Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a new documentary about the managers of rock band, The Who. "Let me say from the outset, if you were a fiction writer, you couldn't make this stuff up," Euan says. (04/24/2015)
"Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile," follows Minnesotan Tenzin Khecheo's participation in the unusual beauty pageant. (04/16/2015)
The new season also includes six world premieres and a new Sunday concert series at the Ordway. (04/15/2015)
In "The Dead Lands," Northfield writer Benjamin Percy sets a new Lewis and Clark expedition in a future North America that has been ravaged by flu, climate change and nuclear conflict. (04/13/2015)
In "The Harder They Come," author T.C. Boyle explores American anti-authoritarianism. In doing so, he slides readers inside his characters' heads. (04/10/2015)
Al Milgrom, former head of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival who is "pushing 93," has finished a film that documents a student protest at the University of Minnesota in 1970. (04/10/2015)
A show at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis showcases global pop art from the 1960s. The movement is known for big, bright and brash pieces based on popular culture. (04/09/2015)
When the prestigious American Craft Council Show comes to St Paul's RiverCentre this weekend, its Hip Pop project aims to help emerging artists create successful businesses. (04/07/2015)
Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a new comedy starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, which Euan describes as "the best movie I've seen this year." He also describes some of the nearly 200 films that are part of the Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival, which starts next week. (04/03/2015)
The orchestra will perform all nine of Beethoven's symphonies plus all five Beethoven piano concertos over just eight days. (03/27/2015)
"Kumiko the Treasure Hunter" -- the tragicomic story of a Japanese woman who travels to Minnesota in search of the loot from "Fargo" -- opens in Minneapolis this week. (03/25/2015)
In "A Fireproof Home for the Bride," Amy Scheibe explores the forbidden relationships, religious intolerance, and hidden violence uncovered by a woman seeking the truth about her family. (03/19/2015)
Internationally acclaimed rock artists are in St. Paul this weekend to join Roberto Carlos Lange of Helado Negro for a musical collaboration that fuses rock instrumentation with electronic creations. (03/18/2015)