Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Liz Thompson
    Liz Thompson lives in Crookston and helps raise money for the arts in local schools. She listens to classical MPR in her car all the time and tells her grandchildren, "When you're in grandma's car, you listen to grandma's music!"June 8, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Sam Wai
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Sam Wai, the Treasurer for the American Crystal Sugar Company in Moorhead. He's on the Board of Trustees of MPR because he is passionate about classical music, ever since he was introduced to music in Hong Kong as a boy and bought his first record - now part of a huge and diverse collection.June 1, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Will Steger
    In this week's edition, Alison Young speaks with Will Steger. He led the most significant polar expeditions in history and crossed by foot, kayak and dog-sled some of the most formidable places on earth. Classical music has inspired some of his greatest work and he shares his playlist with us.May 25, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Larry Zea
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Larry Zea, a cattleman from Blackduck. He was a Navy Sea Chanter and traveled the world singing. He also loves operas and a few of his cows have been named after some title roles!May 18, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: James Sewell
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Dancer/Choreographer/Artistic Director James Sewell. He has long used classical music as a source for the dances he creates, and you'll never hear these pieces the same when he describes how the vibrations move him!May 12, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Mary Shideler
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with 'The Kayak Lady' - Mary Shideler. Her playlist reflects the serenity, the beauty and the sometimes rough conditions of the 1007 lakes she paddled.April 27, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Paul Thissen
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Minnesota House Minority Leader Paul Thissen. Work is tough at the capitol these days, so Thissen listens to Copland to soothe his frazzled nerves and Shostakovich to prepare for a tough day.April 20, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Steve Schon
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Steve Schon from Ely. He'll help you find just the right paddle, kayak or canoe before you head into the Boundary Waters, but he also has the playlist that will keep nature with you all year long.April 11, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Chris Polydoroff
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Pioneer Press photographer Chris Polydoroff. His playlist is filled with sounds that - like a perfect image - can stop him in his tracks. It's great stuff by Bach, Henryck Gorecki and the Hilliard Ensemble.April 6, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Gwen Freed
    In this week's edition, Alison Young talks with Gwen Freed, the Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Gustavus Adolphus College. A former oboist, she fell in love with music - and her Minnesota Orchestra violist husband - when they were both teenagers at music camp.March 23, 2011

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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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