June's already a wet month mid-way through MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about drenching rains in parts of Minnesota in the first half of June. He also recalls a dangerous storm on this date in 1991, when lightning killed a spectator at the U.S. Open golf tournament which was played in Minnesota that year. Seeley also has a stormy forecast for the Twin Cities this Father's Day weekend.6:55 a.m.
What's behind the Minnesota Orchestra's new season? The Minnesota Orchestra today released a jam-packed 2014-15 season, its first full season since ending a lockout of musicians. The season will feature a slew of world class visiting performers, a number of musical series, and a completion of the Sibelius recording cycle halted by the recent lockout. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio news reporter Euan Kerr, who talked to Music Director Osmo Vanska about the upcoming season.7:20 a.m.
Pinder's Somali runners add speed to Northern Spark The Chicago-based artist Jefferson Pinder makes videos of African-American people working. But for the video shot in Minneapolis, he wanted to add an extra layer and explore the tradition of long-distance running among Somalis.8:40 a.m.
Why the Vikings are promoting a pro soccer team for Minnesota Much of the world is fixated on the World Cup which began yesterday. Efforts continue to generate more interest in soccer in this country. The Minnesota Vikings are actively pursuing a Major League Soccer franchise to play at their new stadium. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about efforts to bring MLS to the Twin Cities.8:45 a.m.
When Dean Martin dissed the Stones Today's Morning Edition music is from 50 years ago today, when the Rolling Stones made their first U.S. television appearance. It was on a show called Hollywood Palace which was hosted by Dean Martin. Throughout the show, Martin did not hide his disdain.8:49 a.m.
Mexican Chain Offers Burrito Bond To Investors
The minimum cost to invest in Chilango's expansion is $850. An investment of nearly $17,000 will get you 1 free burrito per week for 4 years which is the life of the bond — plus 18 percent interest.