Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

Major League Baseball is taking steps to make gay players feel more welcome. Before last night's All-Star game in Minneapolis, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that the league has hired an "Ambassador for Inclusion." They chose Billy Bean, a former outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres. (07/16/2014)
Minnesota's sex offender program may be headed for a serious challenge in federal court. (07/16/2014)
Today's music is from 40 years ago this week when "Rock Your Baby" sung by George McCrae was the No. 1 song on the U.S. pop charts. (07/16/2014)
July has started out cooler than normal and it will get even cooler as we approach the Major League All Star Game in Minneapolis on Tuesday. (07/11/2014)
Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, talked to MPR's Cathy Wurzer about the festivities. (07/11/2014)
Greazy Meal, the popular Sunday night house band at the Cabooze in Minneapolis in the mid-90s, is having a reunion. (07/11/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is the song "Hollow" from the new Trampled by Turtles album "Wild Animals" which comes out next week. The album, produced by fellow Duluthian Alan Sparhawk, of Low, is less frenetic than what we've come to expect from TOT. (07/10/2014)
A Montevideo man says he's prepared to build and run the state's first medical marijuana manufacturing operation if the state can't get the drug elsewhere. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Jeremy Pauling about his proposal. (07/10/2014)
It was on July 3 in 1968 that David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash sang together for the first time. It was at a party at Joni Mitchell's house. The song was "You Don't Have To Cry." (07/03/2014)
Wednesday's Morning Edition music features the busy hands of Cuban-American Pedrito Martinez, who has been called one of the world's best conga players. (07/02/2014)
This weekend marks the anniversary of one of pro sports' most poignant moments: Baseball great Lou Gehrig, standing before microphones near home plate at Yankee Stadium as a standing-room only crowd honored him as one of the most famous players of his time -- shortly after he was diagnosed with ALS. The anniversary offers an opportunity to take stock of where research and treatments for the disease may be headed. (07/02/2014)
Twenty-five years ago today, July 1, 1989, the act Milli Vanilli hit No. 1 in the U.S. for the first time with this song "Baby Don't Forget My Number." (07/01/2014)
A closely watched Supreme Court ruling will likely set a precedent for Minnesota companies challenging the contraceptive coverage mandated by the Affordable Care Act. (07/01/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music puts the focus on tomorrow, when fans of the Jayhawks will be able to get their hands on re-issued versions of three of the band's albums. (06/30/2014)
The NHL free-agent market opens officially tomorrow, and the Minnesota Wild are courting former University of Minnesota star Thomas Vanek. (06/30/2014)