Music with Minnesotans®

  • William CraftMusic with Minnesotans: William Craft
    William Craft is the President of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. He's sung in choirs all his life and brings an English professor's love of words to an all-choral playlist.November 25, 2014
  • Kate CiminoMusic with Minnesotans: Kate Cimino
    Kate Cimino works at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs; she's also an amateur bassoonist and her bassoon-centric playlist will delight you.November 18, 2014
  • Inna SkogerboeMusic with Minnesotans: Inna Skogerboe
    Young sound designer Inna Skogerboe is this week's guest. She promises to include a few sound-design components in the show.November 11, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Rick Steffes
    Rick Steffes is a maintenance supervisor at the Monticello Nuclear Power Plant. He comes to his job by way of the US Navy where he served as a submariner for 22 years.November 4, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Mitch Pearlstein
    The founder of the Center of the American Experiment, Mitch Pearlstein, shares an eclectic playlist ranging from musicals to Messiah.October 28, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Dominick Argento's SEASONS
    This week, we present a special episode of Music with Minnesotans. Composer Dominick Argento, with poet Pat Solstad and music director Dale Warland, join Steve Staruch to chat about Argento's newest work, Seasons, which was premiered at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival this past summer.October 21, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Gary Lee Joyner
    Gary Lee Joyner has the heart of a teacher. His classical playlist is filled with music that transports him.October 14, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Kevin Held
    Kevin Held likes to move. His passion is Ultimate Frisbee. It's a fast moving highly paced game. His playlist is moves a bit slower.October 7, 2014
  • Music with Minnesotans: Nanette Goldman
    Nanette Goldman, professor of classics at Macalester College, faces all of life's experiences with determination and not a little joy. Her playlist both classic and modern.September 30, 2014
  • Think you might like Prokofiev?
    Katie McCurry was last week's Music with Minnesotans guest. She received a suggestion from a listener to listen to Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 58, by Sergei Prokofiev. Here's what Katie had to say.September 29, 2014

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Music with Minnesotans is a weekly series that airs Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in which Steve Staruch brings in notable Minnesotans to talk about the classical music that moves them.

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