Music with Minnesotans®

  • 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
  • Music with Minnesotans: David Rodrick
    David Rodrick joins Alison Young this Wednesday at noon for Music with Minnesotans. He is the Senior Producer for the Travel Channel show "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" produced here in the Twin Cities. As a journalist, he's perfected the art of telling stories and he brings us on a journey through words and music, since - as he says - language is the instrument he knows how to play best.October 12, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Peter Rothstein
    Peter Rothstein is the Artistic Director of Theatre Latte Da. He's moonlighting as director in the minnesota Opera's opening production of Mozart's "Cosi fan Tutte," so it's no wonder there's lots of songs on his playlist. Music with Minnesotans airs at noon on Wednesday.September 21, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Father Bob Koopmann
    Alison Young is joined by the President of St. John's University Father "Bob" Koopmann. He loves to listen to opera on his many drives to The Cities, and he tells me he needs to stay on cruise control or when the music gets dramatic, he might speed up to 90!September 14, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Senator Dick Cohen
    Music with Minnesotans returns with our first guest Senator Dick Cohen. The Senator is not a musician himself but a huge advocate for the arts and one of the originators of the Minnesota Legacy Amendment. We'll listen to a fabulously deep piece of music by Shostakovich, his 11th symphony.September 7, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Dr. Lynn Martin
    In this week's edition Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lynn Martin joins Alison Young. He listens to classical music in the OR to help him get in the zone on long surgeries, but the playlist he'll bring in today he calls "Gifts from MPR," a selection of pieces that he heard on Classical MPR that just stopped him in his tracks.June 13, 2011


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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