Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Paul Danicic
    He's the Executive Director of Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness and likens the inspiration we feel paddling on a misty lake at sunrise far from civilization with the wonder we feel hearing classical music. Paul Danicic has stories to share and a playlist filled with beauty.March 20, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Laura Eash
    Laura Eash is a member of Minnesota Green Corps and serves in the City of Saint Paul's Public Works Department. She loves classical music playing while she helps plan the next bike path and pedestrian trail.February 20, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Stuart Pimsler
    Stuart Pimsler tells me that music is not used in his dance company so much to dance to as to provide an atmosphere. Certainly atmospheric music on his classical playlist.February 13, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bartley Stratton
    Musical theatre enthusiast Bartley Stratton owns a social media company called Yodel by day, but is 'The Playbill Collector' by night. Her playlist will make us want to sing and dance ourselves!January 30, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Robert Jorczak
    Educational psychologist from the University of Minnesota, Bob Jorczak, likes to stump his friends on musical trivia, including this classical host!January 23, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: B-Boy J-Sun
    Jason Noer is one of the hottest hip-hop dancers in The Cities. He has taken his work off the street and onto the stage at the Cowles and completely blown up any misconceptions about this art form. He dances at the Cowles this week and you should see how him busta move to Beethoven.January 17, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Dianne Brown
    Dianne Brown works at the downtown post office in Saint Paul and knows all of us classical hosts by name. When we're sending packages, she can really talk the talk about classical because she listens enthusiastically and as often as she can.January 9, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Bill Summerville
    He is the guy when it comes to wines. Sommelier Bill Summerville's "pairings" of music will satisfy the most discerning appetites.January 2, 2013
  • Music with Minnesotans: Rob Zeaske
    Rob Zeaske is the CEO of Second Harvest Heartland which recognizes food as our most basic necessity. Rob's mission is to ensure Minnesotans are fed and his playlist reflects a feeding of the soul.December 26, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Dane Stauffer
    He acts, he sings, he writes scripts and he does a pitch-perfect Minnesota accent - the life-of-the-party everyone wants on her guest list, Triple Espresso's Dane Stauffer joins us with a playlist of gems.December 12, 2012


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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