Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about who's hot, and not in the Minnesota sports scene. (01/28/2014)
Fourty years ago this week, "You're Sixteen" by Ringo Starr was the number one song on the Billboard charts. It was Ringo's second song to top the charts in his post-Beatles career. One of the muscians that helped Ringo with this recording was his old bandmate Paul McCartney. Paul and Ringo were together again last night. They both performed during the Grammy Awards. Ringo sang "Photograph" and then played the drums while McCartney debuted a new song. On this recording, from back in the 70s, McCartney is the one you hear playing the kazoo. (01/27/2014)
Little served as president of the Minnesota chapter of the NAACP for many years before retiring in 1993. (01/27/2014)
This unusually cold weather is making the ice thicker on parts of Lake Superior, and that's providing the opportunity to explore one of our region's most beautiful hidden winter gems. The sea caves of the Apostle Islands are accessible by foot for the first time since 2009. (01/27/2014)
Just back from the brink after a 14-month lockout, the Minnesota Orchestra has won the Grammy for Best Orchestral Performance. (01/26/2014)
A concert and party at the Landmark Center in St. Paul will celebrate the release of a new CD by the Rose Ensemble. (01/24/2014)
Tonight at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the inaugural North Star College Cup hockey tournament gets underway. MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the new tournament. (01/24/2014)
MPR News' Cathy Wurzer spoke with one of those participants, Jessica Schultz, a physical therapist in Richfield. She is one of two Minnesotans on the U.S. Olympic women's curling team. (01/24/2014)
St. Paul-based soul singer PaviElle French will be performing tomorrow night at Pillsbury House in Minneapolis. (01/23/2014)
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)