Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

Fifty-five years ago this week, Buddy Holly left his home in New York City and headed to Milwaukee to begin a concert tour billed as the Winter Dance Party. (01/22/2014)
That word "sacred" made contemporary art curator Elizabeth Armstrong nervous at first. She wasn't sure if it would be relevant. But she realized the secular world that we live in today is actually really hungry for a connection to the sacred. (01/22/2014)
Ysaye Barnwell, a singer, composer and arranger in the acclaimed acapella group Sweet Honey in the Rock for many years, will be one of the featured performers on Sunday at the 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. tribute. (01/17/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about this past week's blizzard in western and northwestern Minnesota which was a result of strong winds blowing around snow, not necessarily new snowfall. And he talks about the rollecoaster temperature swings hitting the state this winter. (01/17/2014)
Woodbury native Shezanne Cassim returned to Minnesota last week after he spent the past nine months in a United Arab Emirates jail cell for posting a satirical video on YouTube. He has also learned that his friends have now been released. He spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer. Here's a transcript of their conversation (01/17/2014)
Eighty years ago today, Edward Bremer, Jr., heir to the Schmidt Brewery fortune, was kidnapped by the Barker-Karpis gang. (01/17/2014)
"Ghost" is the new single from Jeremy Messersmith's forthcoming album "Heart Murmurs," which will be released on Feb. 4. (01/16/2014)
The Minnesota Vikings have hired their new head coach. Mike Zimmer, an NFL defensive coordinator for the last 15 years, replaces Leslie Frazier who was fired in December. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the new coach. (01/16/2014)
The 15-month lockout of musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra is over. A new three-year contract will take effect Feb. 1 and concerts will begin later that month. Bill Eddins is a former associate conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra, discussed the settlement with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. (01/15/2014)
Rosanne Cash's new album "The River and the Thread" is out today. (01/14/2014)
Target began offering a free year of credit monitoring yesterday in an attempt to reassure customers who are concerned about the company's massive security breach. (01/14/2014)
On this day in 1968, Johnny Cash and his band played for the inmates inside Folsom State Prison near Sacramento, Calif. The day before the performance, Cash was given a recording of a song written by one of the Folsom inmates. The musicians quickly learned the song and decided to use it as the show's finale. (01/13/2014)
The Minnesota Vikings are narrowing the field in their search for a new head coach. MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about that story. (01/13/2014)
Bruce Kramer was diagnosed with the incurable disease ALS in 2010 and says that he's accepted his fate, even as he rises to the challenge of living with the disease by taking part in drug trials and now by using a machine that helps him to breathe -- and feel better. (01/13/2014)
Ten years ago today, "Hey Ya" by Outkast was the number one song on the U.S. pop charts. (01/10/2014)