Midmorning ceased broadcast on February 20, 2012 and was replaced by The Daily Circuit.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Martha Reeves in studio ahead of Dakota Jazz date
    Martha Reeves started as a secretary at Motown's Hitsville USA studio before becoming one of the labels' biggest stars. She joins Midmorning to talk about her music, career and the glory years of Motown. She also performs tonight at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis.9:06 a.m.
  • Rodney Crowell in the Maud Moon Weyerhauser Studio
    What do you get when you grow up poor, as an only child of a drunk father and a holy-rolling mother? How about an acclaimed musician, songwriter and now author of the book "Chinaberry Sidewalks." Hear Rodney share his story, through words and songs.9:26 a.m.
    Rodney Crowell: Singer/songwriter and author.
  • The smooth sounds of Al Jarreau
    Jazz singer Al Jarreau has been in the music buiness for 40 years, but music was not always a major force in his life. He joins Midmorning to discuss his career, and explain when he decided that he would make singing his life.9:46 a.m.
    Al Jarreau: Seven-time Grammy Award-winning jazz singer.
  • Talking Volumes: Stacy Schiff
    A broadcast of Kerri Miller's conversation with author Stacey Schiff about her biography of Cleopatra.10:06 a.m.
    Stacy Schiff: Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Cleopatra: A Life."
  • Talking Volumes with Jennifer Egan
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks with Kerri Miller about "A Visit from the Goon Squad," the importance of empathy for a writer, and the mystery behind the creative process.10:26 a.m.
    Jennifer Egan: Author of "A Visit from the Goon Squad." Her previous books include "The Keep" and "Look at Me."
  • Talking Volumes: Chuck Palahniuk
    Author Chuck Palahniuk joined Kerri Miller to talk about his most memorable trip to Paris, his biggest fear about red wine and to discuss his new book, Damned. Recorded at the Fitzgerald Theater on Nov. 17, 2011.10:46 a.m.
    Chuck Palahniuk: is best known for his first published novel, Fight Club, in 1996, which picked up cult status after the release of the movie in 1999. He has a reputation for shocking his readers, has become increasingly popular since his initial success, and now has a flourishing social media following.

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