Music with Minnesotans®

  • Music with Minnesotans: Reid McLean
    Reid McLean is an Associate Director of Major Gifts at Macalester College and he's been chomping at the bit to share some pieces on-air that we just don't play nearly enough!February 8, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Joan Potter
    Theater director/producer, writer and retired teacher Joan Potter recently traveled to Peru to hike to Machu Pichu and experienced an awe-inspiring sight when the clouds way below her started to rise up the mountains. The scene brought some of the most soulful music into her mind.February 1, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Erik Hare
    Erik Hare is a writer, political consultant and blogger. He sees us entering a 'new romantic era' where the internet has brought together a fresh medium for intimate story telling - and he tells great stories around his playlist!January 18, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Lorna Landvik
    Writer and comedienne extraodinaire Lorna Landvik kind of faked it to get through flute lessons when she was a kid, but it was all good since it led her naturally into a life as an improvisational actor. She really takes over the mic, even doing a perfect imitation of Alison Young's laconic radio voice!January 11, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: Sam Hiti
    Sam Hiti is an amazing cartoonist. His playlist is like a story-board that tells a musical narrative of winter.January 4, 2012
  • Music with Minnesotans: David Simmer
    Visual designer and web developer David Simmer is a tri-athlete and in his last race he says he heard Elgar's Nimrod in his head. "Intensity isn't solely the domain of electric guitars and distortion pedals, for sure!"December 21, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Patricia Hampl
    Patricia Hampl is celebrated as one of the best in the genre of memoir or personal essay. She's teaches in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota and is one of the founders of the Loft Literary Center. She calls herself "a failed piano major" finding herself in the English Department with Garrison Keillor by her sophomore year at the U. But the piano continues to be a character in many of her stories and poems.December 14, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Tuckaghrie Hollingsworth
    Tuckaghrie Hollingsworth joins Alison Young. He takes some of the most sumptuous photos of landscapes at night lit only by ambient light. The work is colorful, intense and moody and is complimented by the classical music playlist he listens to while working.December 7, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Barbara Mraz
    Barbara Mraz joins Alison Young this week. She is a deacon at St. John the Evangelist in Saint Paul and a life-long movie fan. She brings faith, theology and movies together in a course she has created, so her playlist is filled with some of the best movie scores ever written.November 30, 2011
  • Music with Minnesotans: Christine Rosholt
    Jazz Singer Christine Rosholt says that when she listens to jazz on her iPod, it's work. But when it's classical, she really escapes and just lets the music wash over her.November 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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