Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: John Osborn
    John Osborne works at the Mayo Clinic by day and plays cello at night, sometimes hiding out from the janitors and security on segues to play with friends at the pianos throughout Mayo lobbies!March 28, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Allen Hamilton
    Screen and stage actor Allen Hamilton says he has no musical talent whatsoever. Where his talent lies is in his passion and enthusiasm for music and wanting to grab his friends and say "Sit down. You gotta hear this!"March 21, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Susan Berkson
    What do a ronde de jambe, grand battement, or an arabesque have to do with music? For writer and creative strategist Susan Berkson it's how she discovered classical music and is forever moved by it.March 14, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Jack Falker
    Financial professional Jack Falker has created a themed session - the spirituality of music - and brings a playlist filled with life and energy - as well as surprise!March 7, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Ron Haglind
    Retired engineer Ron Haglind is studying French these days in hopes of being able to communicate on his many trips to the Continent. That led to his discovery of "Le Mozart Noire" and a really fresh playlist for us.February 29, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bradley Greenwald
    If actor/singer Bradley Greenwald hadn't heard 'Hooked on the Classics' in Junior High, he may never have found his way to classical music at all!February 22, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Kevin Strauss
    Kevin Strauss from the Zumbro Watershed Partnership says when he listens to Dvorak he can imagine floating down the river - through small rapids during the fast parts and on the low, wide river curves during the slow parts.February 15, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Reid McLean
    Reid McLean is an Associate Director of Major Gifts at Macalester College and he's been chomping at the bit to share some pieces on-air that we just don't play nearly enough!February 8, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Joan Potter
    Theater director/producer, writer and retired teacher Joan Potter recently traveled to Peru to hike to Machu Pichu and experienced an awe-inspiring sight when the clouds way below her started to rise up the mountains. The scene brought some of the most soulful music into her mind.February 1, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Erik Hare
    Erik Hare is a writer, political consultant and blogger. He sees us entering a 'new romantic era' where the internet has brought together a fresh medium for intimate story telling - and he tells great stories around his playlist!January 18, 2012


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