Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Maddie Wild Crea
    Maddie Wild Crea is a writer of stories and a volunteer at Arc Value Village and St Anthony Park Nursing Home. Her joy in helping others is reflected in a playlist that is Beethoven-centered.October 22, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Dr. Jon Hallberg
    For the past 10 years, you've heard his calming and oh-so-rational voice in the afternoons on MPR News, but have you heard Dr. Jon Hallberg tell of the time a piece of music on Classical MPR forced him to stop his car and simply sit and listen to the end? Dr. Hallberg is our guest on this week's Music with Minnesotans.October 1, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Christopher Hopkins
    He's called "The Makeover Guy" — a singer, a stylist and you guessed it, he gives this friendly Face-for-Radio a makeover.September 24, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: LaWayne Leno
    LaWayne Leno is a computer consultant, part-time pianist and writer. He wrote a marvelous book about one of the superstar piano virtuosos of the 19th century and student of Liszt, Adele aus der Ohe.September 17, 2013
  • 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

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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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