Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Sam Hiti
    Sam Hiti is an amazing cartoonist. His playlist is like a story-board that tells a musical narrative of winter.January 4, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: David Simmer
    Visual designer and web developer David Simmer is a tri-athlete and in his last race he says he heard Elgar's Nimrod in his head. "Intensity isn't solely the domain of electric guitars and distortion pedals, for sure!"December 21, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Patricia Hampl
    Patricia Hampl is celebrated as one of the best in the genre of memoir or personal essay. She's teaches in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota and is one of the founders of the Loft Literary Center. She calls herself "a failed piano major" finding herself in the English Department with Garrison Keillor by her sophomore year at the U. But the piano continues to be a character in many of her stories and poems.December 14, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Tuckaghrie Hollingsworth
    Tuckaghrie Hollingsworth joins Alison Young. He takes some of the most sumptuous photos of landscapes at night lit only by ambient light. The work is colorful, intense and moody and is complimented by the classical music playlist he listens to while working.December 7, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Barbara Mraz
    Barbara Mraz joins Alison Young this week. She is a deacon at St. John the Evangelist in Saint Paul and a life-long movie fan. She brings faith, theology and movies together in a course she has created, so her playlist is filled with some of the best movie scores ever written.November 30, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Christine Rosholt
    Jazz Singer Christine Rosholt says that when she listens to jazz on her iPod, it's work. But when it's classical, she really escapes and just lets the music wash over her.November 23, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Ken Holmen
    Ken Holmen - anesthesiologist and physician executive at Regions Hospital and HealthPartners - joins Alison Young. He calls himself a passionate music "appreciator" but he is also an avid amateur musician and has sung with the National Lutheran Choir for 20 years.November 16, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Scott Seal
    Scott Seal joins Alison Young for Music with Minnesotans. He drives the 21 bus and is a classical music addict, though he can't listen while driving. That's when he works out his comedy routines in his head - and we'll hear plenty of those!November 9, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Christine Wehling
    Christine Wehling of the Ecole d'Equitation - or school of riding, education for horses joins Alison Young at noon. Her love of riding, and deep understanding of the beauty of movement and artistry all meld together in a gorgeous playlist of French masterpieces.November 2, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Don Ladig
    Don Ladig is currently a garden designer and installer, but also plays wooden flutes and is a former modern dancer with a wide musical taste that includes Handel, Steve Reich and Dave Holland.October 19, 2011


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