Cathy Wurzer Feature Archive

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)
The Timberwolves nabbed UCLA point guard Zach LaVine in the NBA draft last night. But LaVine's reaction was less-than-enthusiastic. MPR's Cathy Wurzer checked in with Howard Sinker, digital sports editor at the Start Tribune, for reaction to the Timberwolves' pick. LaVine played only one season for UCLA, and he was not a starter. But Sinker says the Timberwolves see him as someone with athletic potential who can make a contribution a year or two down the road. Sinker also discussed the Timberwolves strategy in not trading Kevin Love last night. (06/27/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is "The Reflex," Duran Duran's first No. 1 hit in America. Band members wanted the song to be their first single off their album "Seven and the Ragged Tiger." But their label reportedly objected to the "warbling" in the chorus, which it said would get in the way of the song's stand-alone success. (06/23/2014)
The Minnesota Twins closed a four-game sweep yesterday for the first time in the history of Target Field, which opened in 2010. MPR's Cathy Wurzer touched base with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor at the Star Tribune. (06/23/2014)
Today's Morning Edition music is Spoon's track "Rent I Pay" from the band's forthcoming album, "They Want My Soul." The band will headline the second day of day, Sunday, of Rock the Garden at the Walker Arts Center this weekend. (06/20/2014)
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker about Yohan Pino, who made his first major league start yesterday. He helped the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2. He spent about a decade in the minor leagues before being called up. (06/20/2014)
Climatologist Mark Seeley says all this wet weather is part of a broader precipitation trend in Minnesota -- a trend representative of a changing climate. Both the "character and quantity" of Minnesota's precipitation is changing, he told MPR's Cathy Wurzer. (06/20/2014)