Minnesota Public Radio features by Jeff Jones http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30119 en-us Copyright 2018 Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:30:09 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jeff Jones http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 New host of 'The Takeaway' has covered American diversity for years Tanzina Vega has reported on America's changing demographics for CNN and The New York Times. She starts hosting "The Takeaway" on Monday, May 7. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/03/new-host-of-the-takeaway-has-covered-diversity-for-years?refid=0 Thu, 03 May 2018 11:00:00 -0500 How does the BBC World Service cover the U.S. for the rest of the world? In an age of social media, traditional news organizations must contend with the proliferation of fake news—and fact-based journalism is often denounced as fake. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/19/bbc-world-service-cover-the-us?refid=0 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 Photographer's lens is focused on climate change Cristina Mittermeier considers it her mission to document the effects of climate change around the world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/04/19/nat-geo-photographer-polar-bear-photo?refid=0 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:00:00 -0500 Extreme filmmaking: How 'adventure filmmaker' Bryan Smith gets seemingly impossible shots This adventurous filmmaker took to the stage at the Fitzgerald Theater Thursday evening to talk about all the crazy places he and his camera have been, but first joined host Mike Mulcahy in the studio. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/03/08/how-bryan-smith-gets-those-impossible-shots?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0600 Nat Geo documentarian on the challenges of working in remote areas of Africa Tonight, at the Fitzgerald Theater filmmaker Bob Poole will kick of a season of National Geographic Live. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/18/nat-geo-documentarian-on-the-challenges-of-work?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:46:02 -0600 Minnesota choral music wouldn't be the same without VocalEssence The strong choral tradition lives on in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/22/choral-music-wouldnt-be-the-same-without-vocalessence?refid=0 Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Where are we at on filling Al Franken's Senate seat? By walking away from his seat Franken will lose the chance to be cleared by a Senate ethics investigation, which is concerning for those who want "due process." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/11/whats-happening-with-al-frankens-seat?refid=0 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Minnesota's bid for Amazon offers fewer perks than other states We've learned a little more in recent days about Minnesota's proposal to lure a new Amazon headquarters campus to the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/11/minnesotas-bid-for-amazon-offers-fewer-perks-than-other-states?refid=0 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Coverage and discussion: Sen. Franken announces his resignation MPR News with Tom Weber had coverage of Sen. Al Franken's resignation statement on the Senate floor — and conversation about its political consequences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/12/08/franken-to-resign-from-senate?refid=0 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0600 Banned from the dinner table? Here's advice for talking politics during the holidays Were you banned from the Thanksgiving table because you were talking politics? Univ. of Minn. family therapist Prof. Bill Doherty joins Kerri Miller with some concrete advice for making conversations about divisive topics productive during the holidays. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/11/24/heres-advice-for-talking-politics-during-the-holidays?refid=0 Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:05:36 -0600 MPR Day in Moorhead celebrates Minnesota food traditions 'MPR News with Kerri Miller' goes on the road for a special MPR Day broadcast from Moorhead, where she assembled a panel of food experts to relish the food traditions of northern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/09/28/mpr-day-in-moorhead-celebrates-minnesota-food-traditions?refid=0 Thu, 28 Sep 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Listen: Why police trials are so rare Officer Jeronimo Yanez faces manslaughter charges in the death of Philando Castile. As the trial gets underway, criminologist Philip Stinson joined the show to discuss why so few officers go to trial after shootings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/30/why-are-police-trials-so-rare?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2017 11:00:00 -0500 Cheer up: David Rothkopf says we're on the brink of a new Renaissance In his hew book, "The Great Questions of Tomorrow", Foreign Policy editor David Rothkopf says we need to learn from the opportunities -- and mistakes -- of civilizations throughout history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/05/02/cheer-up-david-rothkopf-says-were-on-the-brink-of-a-new-renaissance?refid=0 Tue, 02 May 2017 14:21:25 -0500 The man behind the Mars rover on exploring space Kobie Boykins can say he's explored Mars. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/27/the-man-behind-the-mars-rover-on-exploring-space?refid=0 Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:00:00 -0500 Paisley Park: 'The heartbeat of the building was music' Guitarist and musical peer to Prince, Donna Grantis, talks with MPR News and The Current about her time at the Park with the music icon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/the-heartbeat-of-paisley-park-was-music?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0500 Prince's first bandmate: 'I almost feel like this is some weird dream' MPR News and The Current teamed up for a live broadcast outside Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn. on the one year anniversary of Prince's death. One of Prince's earliest collaborators spoke with them there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/princes-bandmate-says-i-feel-like-this-is-a-weird-dream?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:20:00 -0500 Remembering Prince at his home and studio MPR News and The Current teamed up for a live broadcast outside Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn. on the one year anniversary of Prince's death. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/21/remembering-prince-at-his-home-and-studio?refid=0 Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:06:00 -0500 Politics Friday: the legislative session so far, the 'Trump Effect' and Speaker Daudt Our weekly political hour covered the accomplishments of the Minnesota Legislature so far this year, the hopes for budget compromise with the governor and what the Speaker of the House is telling Minnesotans as he travels the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/04/14/politics-friday-the-legislative-session-so-far-the-trump-effect-and-speaker-daudt?refid=0 Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 A story of two rivers: Photographing the Colorado and the Ganges National Geographic photographer Pete McBride discussed his project photographing the dying Colorado River and the sacred Ganges River. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/03/09/the-story-of-two-rivers?refid=0 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 MPR at 50: Looking back at Minnesota's past, ahead to its future As we mark 50 years on the air, Minnesota Public Radio looks at Minnesota's past and present as it moves on into the future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/22/special-mpr-50th-broadcast?refid=0 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:00:00 -0600 2017: Looking ahead to the year in science From genetics, to space to ethics, Kerri Miller's guests preview what they think will make science headlines in 2017. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2017/01/02/2017-science-lookahead?refid=0 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 13:43:51 -0600 Political Junkie: Faithless electors, and foreign policy by Tweet MPR's Euan Kerr spoke to Political Junkie Ken Rudin about all the latest news in the world of politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/19/political-junkie-press-access-trump?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 13:06:40 -0600 In the Dark: What's Going on Down There? A broadcast of the eighth episode of "In the Dark," from APM Reports. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/19/in-the-dark-episode-eight?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 VocalEssence stops by with songs for the holidays VocalEssence, a Minneapolis-based choral music choir, stopped by our studios to sing and chat with MPR News host, Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/14/vocalessence-stops-by-with-songs-for-holidays?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Reporters' notebooks: Brexit, Philippines and China A look at international hot spots with the journalists who cover them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/13/three-views-united-kingdom-china-philippines?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 The Walker celebrates 30 years screening the British Arrow Awards The guy in charge of the British ad awards can't really understand why Minnesotans love the British ad awards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/12/13/walker-celebrates-30-years-screening-the-british-arrow-awards?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 How memories are made in America's national parks National parks preserve many things, but two experts explain why perhaps the most important thing they hold are memories both personal and collective. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/02/how-to-make-memories-in-americas-national-parks?refid=0 Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Locally Laid fowl ready for national spotlight The fate of football fame for the Locally Laid Egg Company based in in Wrenshall, Minn. is now in the hands of the general population of Internet users. http://blogs.mprnews.org/statewide/2013/11/locally-laid-fowl-ready-for-national-spotlight/?refid=0 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:14:14 -0600 Sheep running amok all part of the hijinks at Irish Fair At the Irish Fair of Minnesota in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon, six sheep escaped during a herding demonstration, bolting the ring, pushing through the crowd and running around Harriet Island. A sheepdog dutifully followed and tried to restore order. After a brief chase, the dog -- with occasional assistance from surprised fairgoers -- returned the sheep to the demonstration area. The Irish Fair, the nation's largest free celebration of Irish culture, began Friday and ends at 7 p.m. Sunday, according to the event's website. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/11/regional/sheep-amok-at-irish-fair?refid=0 Sun, 11 Aug 2013 11:30:24 -0500 Minnesotans note a new neighbor: the Virginia opossum Opossum are not native to Minnesota, but are now being seen as far north as Bemidji. Some see their arrival as a sign of climate change, but biologists say other human-caused changes contribute much more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/09/climate-change-virginia-opossum?refid=0 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:20:07 -0600 What changed for you in 2010? An earthquake, an oil spill, an election and the weather dominated headlines in 2010. But MPR's Public Insight Network asked Minnesotans what changes most impacted them on an individual level this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/31/pin2010changes?refid=0 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 11:21:22 -0600 Olympic Games offer a unique union of sport and story TV producers gamble that even tape-delayed Olympic drama can rival the manufactured story lines of "CSI" or "The Bachelor." Usually, they're right. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/22/jones?refid=0 Mon, 22 Feb 2010 05:00:00 -0600 MPR's Fantasy Olympic Games To track the progress of Minnesota's athletes competing at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, we've created a friendly competition between the Morning Edition and All Things Considered programs, which we call MPR's Fantasy Olympic Games. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/projects/2010/02/fantasy-olympics/?refid=0 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:21:31 -0600 Nesting dolls reveal layers of Russian history An exhibit of Matryoshka is bringing many visitors to the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. The dozens of sets displayed there include some of the earliest examples of the form, the mass-produced products of the Soviet era and striking examples of the creativity of artists in the post-Soviet era. /features/2009/12/18-russian-nesting-dolls/index.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:01:33 -0600 Mississippi River: An urban wilderness The newest of Minnesota's five national park sites, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, sits right in the middle of the state's biggest population center. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/29/missriver?refid=0 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 13:00:00 -0500 Park vs. monument: What's in a name? When we started thinking about a series of stories about Minnesota's national parks, we were quickly confronted by a tricky question -- just how many parks does Minnesota have? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/29/natpark-names?refid=0 Tue, 29 Sep 2009 11:28:46 -0500 "Red carded" house: Hugo resident Julie Togersen describes damage Torgersen's house has been "red carded," which means it has serious structural damage and she and her family will not be allowed to go back into it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/27/red_carded_house_hugo?refid=0 Tue, 27 May 2008 07:58:12 -0500 Farmer tends to a new customer base Pelican Rapids is still basically a farming community. But a decade-and-a-half of immigration has changed the town a lot. That's not just clear on Main Street, If you drive a few miles out of town, life is even different on the farm. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/25/pelrapidssheep?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2006 14:00:00 -0500 Auto show features more fuel-efficient cars The 2006 Minneapolis and St. Paul International Auto Show wraps up March 22 at the Minneapolis Convention center. With average area gas prices hovering around two-fifty per gallon, Minnesota Public Radio's Steven John checked out how fuel-efficient vehicles are being received at the show. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/20/autoshow?refid=0 Mon, 20 Mar 2006 19:01:21 -0600