Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Bain Boehlke
    Whether you know him from the Jungle Theater or Fargo, Bain Boelke is a force — and he has a fabulous playlist.September 10, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bruce Kramer
    Bruce Kramer is a former Dean at the University of Saint Thomas and is living with ALS. Music plays a vital role in enriching his life and he calls the stunning pieces we listen to together "music for healing."September 3, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Sam Olbekson
    Architect Sam Olbekson works for The Cunningham Group and is a champion of sustainable design. As a Native American, he focuses on culturally sensitive buildings. His playlist is deeply calming and soulful.June 5, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Dick Green
    Dick Green has worked as an art director for numerous ad agencies and makes art and music though nowadays he spends time as a school bus driver listening to Classical MPR on his route.May 29, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Kelly Carter and Tricia Morgan-Brist
    Kelly Carter and Tricia Morgan-Brist have started an "El Sistema" - the Venezuelan music education system that produced Gustavo Dudamel - right here in North Minneapolis. They bring inspiration and great music to share.May 22, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Jim Waldo
    Jim Waldo is a part time musician but it takes up much of his life. A founding member of the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and regular singer with Dale Warland, he'll share his deep, rich radio voice and also his deep love of music.May 15, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Elizabeth Cutter
    Hennepin County Judge Elizabeth Cutter was named a Minnesota Lawyer of the year in 2011 and became a District Court judge just this past January, but tells me her life can be told musically.May 8, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Grace Tangjerd Schmitt
    Grace Tangjerd Schmitt is the president of Guild Incorporated, a community based mental health organization. She brings a marvelous playlist, many pieces by composers who had their own struggles with mental disease.May 1, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Pete and Carol Parshall
    The Rose Ensemble affectionately refers to them as "Mom and Dad." Pete and Carol Parshall met while singing nearly 50 years ago and have making been making beautiful music together ever since.April 24, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bob Oganovic
    We continue with choral music playlists when I bring in a singer who proudly wears the label of "choral geek" singing both in the Minnesota Chorale and at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Bob Oganovic.April 17, 2013


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