Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Unconventional Holidays
    Kings don't always wear crowns. And just how are you going to keep the kids out of the frozen Christmas cookies? This week's Music with Minnesotans features two unconventional stories with music to match.December 19, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: William Craft
    William Craft is the President of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. He's sung in choirs all his life and brings an English professor's love of words to an all-choral playlist.December 10, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Arden Harrison Bushnell
    Arden Harrison Bushnell is a fabric artist whose works have been seen and awarded at the Minnesota State Fair.November 19, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Luther Gerlach
    Luther Gerlach, retired University of Minnesota professor of cultural anthropology, shares the music of native African cultures recorded in Kenya in the 1950s and 60s.November 12, 2013
  • 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


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