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Friday, June 13, 2014

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  • Early childhood educationAll-day Minnesota kindergarten comes with price: cramped schools
    With a financial barrier lifted, school officials say they need to find room for more kindergartners to spend an entire day in class.5:40 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyJune'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.
  • osmo vanska 2What'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.
  • Norwegian Glee ClubIn Norwegian Glee Club, music, fellowship forms ties that bind
    Norwegian glee club singers from around the Upper Midwest will perform at the Ted Mann Concert Hall in Minneapolis Saturday night. There'll be an orchestra, soloists and a mass chorus of more than 200 male voices.7:25 a.m.
  • Jefferson PinderPinder'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.
  • Olympiacos' Kostas ManolasWhy 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.

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