Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

Our three musicians have had two weeks to create a song using Adam Levy's lyrics as a starting point, and "The Wizard of Oz" as their inspiration. We check in as they finish up their songs. (07/24/2008)
We check in with our three bands as they try to turn the words into songs. (07/23/2008)
Our project looks at the creative process of writing music, through the eyes of three musicians and a lyricist. We hear from the three bands -- Best Friends Forever, Jeremy Messersmith and rapper P.O.S. -- as they get the lyrics from Adam Levy, and begin shaping their songs. (07/22/2008)
Athletes aren't the only ones frantically preparing for the Beijing Olympics. Chinese citizens are also in training. They're working to perfect skills like not spitting in public and not urinating on the street. (07/10/2008)
No more calling 911 when there isn't really a fire, and stop touching police officers' tazers. (07/01/2008)
Minnesota wouldn't be what it is today without the help of a small, but dedicated group of nuns. (06/24/2008)
This Minneapolis music store has lots of goals. Selling music is only one of them. (06/19/2008)
Best-selling author David Sedaris discusses cell phones, the Internet, and what not to say to people at a book signing. (06/14/2008)
It's been called a floating high school. And it's an integral part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. (05/30/2008)
With gas prices soaring, commuting by bicycle seems more appealing than ever. But two-wheeled transit can take some getting used to. (05/23/2008)
A Twin Cities think tank showcases the worst political advertising America has to offer. (05/20/2008)
Six months ago pundits named Hillary Clinton the inevitable Democratic nominee for president. Today they're calling for her to bow out of the race. (05/16/2008)
What do a morel mushroom, a Lake Superior agate and a blueberry muffin have in common? They're all official state symbols for Minnesota, of course. (05/09/2008)
How do you convince people to move to your state? You come up with a clever marketing plan. And that's just what Minnesota did in the 1800s. (05/08/2008)
Minnesota officially became a state in 1858. But 16 years before that, there was another proposal for statehood. And it would have created a much different Minnesota. (05/07/2008)