Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

Today is the 50th anniversary of the day in 1964 when Bob Dylan met the Beatles for the first time and gave them their first taste of marijuana. Paul McCartney was quite taken with the thoughts the drug inspired and asked the band's road manager Mal Evans to follow him around with a notepad and take down all his profound insights. (08/28/2014)
It's another day at the Minnesota State Fair, and we're meeting another animal on Morning Edition. Today we're checking in on one of host Cathy Wurzer's favorite animals at the fair - horses. (08/28/2014)
We're exploring the State Fair's many animals this week. This time around, Cathy Wurzer took a break from the barns and found Danielle O'Neill with the Wildlife Science Center. (08/27/2014)
Lake Street Dive will be performing tonight at First Avenue in Minneapolis. The band was started by students at the New England Conservatory of Music. (08/27/2014)
The viral fundraising campaign that's clogging up social media with videos of people pouring a bucket of ice water over their head is also bringing tens of millions of dollars to organizations that combat the debilitating disease. (08/27/2014)
Becky Tonne of Grenada, Minn., raises Suffolk sheep. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with her at the Minnesota State Fair about how she prepares her sheep to show. (08/26/2014)
On this day in 1969, Elvis Presley performed at the International Hotel in Las Vegas. While singing "Are You Lonesome Tonight," Elvis started laughing. But why? (08/26/2014)
The Minnesota Vikings are now 3-0 in preseason play after beating Kansas City on Saturday night. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor at the Star Tribune, for more. (08/25/2014)
Today is the first day of the Minnesota State Fair and throughout the fair we are going to introduce you to some of the more interesting animals you might encounter. This morning, 12-year-old Liz Jabs, a 4H kid from St. Charles, Minnesota tells us about her short horn heifer that she will be showing today. (08/21/2014)
The gates at the Minnesota State Fair opened this morning, as they will for the next 12 days, ending on Labor Day. There's some historic changes at the Fair this year. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson who was at the Fair when the gates opened. (08/21/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is inspired by tomorrow's 40th anniversary of the day when the Ramones played their first show at CBGB's in New York. (08/15/2014)
Minnesota Twins General Manager Terry Ryan says it is possible that top prospect Byron Buxton could play again this season. (08/15/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the recent stretch of fine weather for outdoor activities. It's been dry, but that could change next week. (08/15/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is from the song "Let 'Em Say" which is a new release featuring two popular Minneapolis-based singers. (08/14/2014)
Nobody likes taking tests, whether in school or a doctor's office. But not everyone has experienced tests the way Bruce Kramer has. (08/14/2014)