Minnesota Public Radio features by Eric Ringham http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=30506 en-us Copyright 2016 Minnesota Public Radio Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:08:24 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Eric Ringham http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Arts roundup offers villains, violins, musicals, mayhem If you like musical theater, you've got some choices to make. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/30/arts-roundup-weekend?refid=0 Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:24:25 -0500 Despite troubling themes, Guthrie's Haj succeeds with 'South Pacific' A visually stunning, well-cast production brings the Rodgers and Hammerstein show vividly to life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/27/review-guthrie-south-pacific-joseph-haj?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:08:35 -0500 Arts tour: South Pacific, Madison County and Winona It's a busy time on the Minnesota arts scene. Here are a few highlights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/23/arts-roundup-south-pacific?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:17:23 -0500 Running with the arts crowd this weekend You know that home project you wanted to get around to? Forget it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/16/arts-roundup-venue?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:29:37 -0500 A few arts recommendations for the weekend You'll have time to kill before going to Northern Spark. Here are some ideas for how to do it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/09/weekend-arts-cantus-noah-northern-spark?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 15:33:59 -0500 Arts picks: Criminal justice and the Beach Boys Here are a few suggestions for raising your culture quotient this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/02/arts-picks-cantus-beach-boys?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2016 12:28:03 -0500 A passionate play, and other arts picks A convincing portrayal of a church in trouble holds lessons for people who believe, and people who don't; the lawyers from "Making a Murderer" make the case for reform. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/26/arts-roundup-christians-buting-strang?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2016 14:19:51 -0500 A whirlwind of arts events this weekend Head to the theater, run with the Art Hounds or roam artist studios in northeast Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/19/weekend-arts-events?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2016 12:27:12 -0500 'Mormon' is at the door again, and other weekend arts picks People looking for high art this weekend have their pick of singing missionaries, singing homicidal maniacs or urban farmers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/12/weekend-in-the-arts?refid=0 Thu, 12 May 2016 11:15:01 -0500 At MN Opera's 'The Shining,' have a Redrum and try to relax On Saturday, the Minnesota Opera premiered an original work: an adaptation of Stephen King's novel, "The Shining." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/09/review-the-shining-minnesota-opera?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2016 14:00:47 -0500 'The Shining' and other arts events not to Overlook this weekend Stephen King's "The Shining" gets operatic in a new production premiering in Minneapolis. Not into tales of haunted hotels? You have plenty of arts options this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/05/05/weekend-in-the-arts?refid=0 Thu, 05 May 2016 12:25:00 -0500 'Wimpy Kid' and other arts events not to be missed this weekend "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Musical" tops our recommendations for arts to-dos this weekend. But you have many options. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/28/test?refid=0 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:15:29 -0500 Guthrie picks up $1 million grant for new work, lower prices The theater plans to use the money for community engagement, the creation of new plays and discussion of community issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/13/guthrie-theater-grant-new-work-lower-ticket-prices?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:22:32 -0500 Think of this play as 'Fahrenheit 451.3' Ray Bradbury's stage adaptation of his own novel, now in production at Theatre in the Round, makes some unexpected choices. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/01/11/ray-bradbury-fahrenheit-451-play-review?refid=0 Mon, 11 Jan 2016 18:09:09 -0600 The Christmas message in a non-Christmas song The vocal ensemble Cantus offers a piece that has little to do with Christmas but is perfect for the times. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/12/15/cantus-christmas-message?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:38:32 -0600 12 days of Minnesota holiday arts On the first day of Christmas, my arts calendar gave to me ... http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/27/holiday-arts?refid=0 Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:45:00 -0600 At day's end, questions still abound in shootings Protesters and their allies were quick to blame Monday night's shootings on white supremacists, but known facts were in short supply. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/24/4th-precinct-shooting-questions?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:55:58 -0600 A Viking-like ship is headed for the Vikings' stadium The Legacy Ship will remain permanently beached outside the new U.S. Bank Stadium. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/viking-ship-vikings-stadium?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:27:07 -0600 'Magic Flute' is inventive fun, even if it doesn't make sense The Minnesota Opera production mashes Mozart up with animation and a silent-film motif. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/16/magic-flute?refid=0 Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:32:09 -0600 Guthrie's 'Mockingbird' stays rooted in Harper Lee Fans of the novel will recognize the Atticus Finch they know and love, even if Scout seems a bit smaller on stage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/21/mockingbird-guthrie-theater-review?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:46:42 -0500 Ordway head apologizes to 'Miss Saigon' protesters Critics of the Ordway's decision to present the musical described the apology as a victory for their cause. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/15/ordway-head-apologizes-to-miss-saigon-protesters?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:17:32 -0500 Vänskä says MN Orchestra's Cuba trip will show 'we are back' In an interview with Tom Crann, the music director of the Minnesota Orchestra explains why he's confident that the group's Cuba trip will be a success. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/05/01/vanska?refid=0 Fri, 01 May 2015 15:00:24 -0500 Joe Dowling: 'We all need the communion' of theater Preparing to step down as director of the Guthrie Theater, Joe Dowling discussed his craft and his view of Twin Cities audiences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/23/guthrie-theater-joe-dowling?refid=0 Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:12:05 -0500 In Guthrie's 'Crucible,' the horror lies in human nature Arthur Miller's play about the Salem witch trials describes a society with a tenuous hold on civilization. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/20/the-crucible-guthrie?refid=0 Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:58:18 -0500 Bruce Kramer's journey with ALS reaches its end Instead of quietly succumbing to ALS, Kramer summoned the resources to meet the disease head-on and talk about it in public. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/03/23/bruce-kramer?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:55:00 -0500 Review: Dowling's 'Midsummer' rocks the ground, again The Guthrie's departing director gives Minnesota one last look at his treatment of lovers, fairies and magical intervention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/16/review-dowlings-midsummer-rocks-the-ground-again?refid=0 Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:44:25 -0600 For millennials in mourning, grief can run deep For young adults with close ties to their parents, the loss of one can be devastating. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/15/daily-circuit-young-grief?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:20:00 -0600 NewsCut: He saw something, said something, but nothing happened Jack Reuler is frustrated to the point of incoherence because he can't get police or anyone else to listen to him about an abduction he witnessed. http://blogs.mprnews.org/newscut/2014/11/director-saw-something-so-he-said-something-and-nothing-happened/?refid=0 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:02:08 -0600 Jungle's 'Golden Pond' is all about leaving Nearing retirement, the actor and director Bain Boehlke stages a play about saying goodbye. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/11/golden-pond?refid=0 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:16:08 -0600 Election 2014: Dayton re-elected; GOP captures Minn. House, US Senate Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate Tuesday, and their counterparts in Minnesota did the same in the state House of Representatives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/04/election-2014-roundup?refid=0 Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:55:00 -0600 On Election Day, here's what you need to know Where to vote, who's on the ballot, last-minute updates and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/03/election-preview?refid=0 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:37:21 -0600 Primary 2014: Johnson, Kahn, Loon hold off primary challenges It was generally a good night for endorsed candidates and sitting incumbents. Mike McFadden won the GOP Senate primary, while DFLers Phyllis Kahn and Rebecca Otto and Republican Jenifer Loon fended off challengers. Jeff Johnson will face Gov. Mark Dayton in the fall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/12/primary-2014?refid=0 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:52:00 -0500 Osmo Vanska hopeful Minnesota Orchestra will return to pre-lockout form The Minnesota Orchestra's music director warned that the leadership, the board and other parts of the organization must come together in recognition that the orchestra itself "is the star." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/29/osmo-vanska-returns-to-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:01:44 -0500 Commentary: The doomed Star Tribune building and the meaning of journalism The building was never pretty, but it was a monument of sorts: to the notion that journalism was a civic service, and that a daily newspaper's role was vital to the health of the community it served. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/28/star-tribune-building?refid=0 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 06:12:15 -0500 Commentary: Monopoly without rules? Chaos Hasbro opens the door to so-called house rules. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/18/daily-circuit-monopoly-rules?refid=0 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Number of alleged sex abusers greater than church has revealed An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2014/02/19/investigation-more-priests-accused-of-sexual-abuse-in-twin-cities-catholic-church/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:13:33 -0600 Accused priests: Who they are, where they've served, what's alleged An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/priest-list/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:07:14 -0600 Choi: Church officials 'did not fail to comply with the law' in reporting Wehmeyer abuse Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said authorities had investigated whether officials of the Twin Cities archdiocese had failed to report suspicions of abuse in a timely way. He said that while he continued to be troubled by the church's communication practices, he had found no evidence that might persuade a jury. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/29/wehmeyer-investigation?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:37:18 -0600 Church leaders used hidden funds to cover for abusive priests Internal financial reports show the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for years spent millions of dollars dealing with clergy misconduct. It created a system that allowed church leaders to remove priests accused of misconduct without attracting attention. But it also left the church vulnerable to embezzlement. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2014/01/23/secret-accounts-kept-clergy-misconduct-quiet-but-left-archdiocese-finances-exposed?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Abuse claims kept secret allowed priest to minister and teach sex ed Harry Walsh wasn't included on a recent list of priests 'credibly accused' of sexual abuse. Church leaders knew his history, yet allowed him to continue working in parishes until the fall of 2011. Today Walsh teaches sex education to troubled teenagers and vulnerable adults in Wright Co., Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2013/12/19/abuse-claims-kept-secret-allowed-priest-to-minister-and-teach-sex-ed/?refid=0 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 03:57:00 -0600 Archbishop John Nienstedt's years in the Twin Cities The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Dec. 17 that Archbishop John Nienstedt voluntarily 'stepped aside from all public ministry' while police investigate a claim that he touched a boy on the buttocks in 2009, an allegation the archbishop denies. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2013/12/17/nienstedt/?refid=0 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:28:43 -0600 The list: Archdiocese names priests 'credibly accused' of sexual abuse A detailed look at the priests named by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as clergy with credible accusations of child abuse against them. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/special/archdiocese-priest-list?refid=0 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 02:17:17 -0600 At Dealey Plaza, a lost chance to commemorate history Something about Dealey Plaza is a letdown. You could pass right through it and never know that this was where a president lost his life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/21/commentary/dealey-plaza-jfk?refid=0 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:13:30 -0600 Doctor argues for a Goldilocks standard of care Patients are served best, he says, by doctors who strive to do neither too much nor too little. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/19/daily-circuit-minimal-medicine?refid=0 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:45:00 -0500 Dayton says Wilfs' infractions don't undercut stadium's benefits Governor says he didn't choose the Wilfs as business partners, and they don't measure up to Minnesota standards of integrity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/11/daily-circuit-mark-dayton?refid=0 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:14:00 -0500 Former Gov. Carlson rips into U for big spending, high costs Former Gov. Arne Carlson has leveled an incendiary charge at his beloved University of Minnesota. /collections/special/columns/daily_circuit/archive/2013/04/op-ed-pick-former-gov-carlson-rips-into-u-for-big-spending-high-costs.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 08 Apr 2013 16:00:45 -0500 Eight women who made their mark in a man's field Gender discrimination in science has been around a long time. Even so, woman scientists have made their mark. Here are eight names to know. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/18/daily-circuit-gender-sciences?refid=0 Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:00:00 -0500 Compare special effects, then and now Computer-generated images have become a staple of modern movies. But at what cost? Some critics think an over-reliance on CGI has undermined the art of film. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/13/daily-circuit-oz-special-effects-movies?refid=0 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:00:00 -0500 EIGHTEEN MONTHS TO HISTORY: How the Minnesota marriage amendment was defeated -- money, passion, allies Launched a year and a half ago amid disappointment at the Legislature, the effort to defeat Minnesota's marriage amendment succeeded this week after amassing millions of dollars, a broad spectrum of backers and a focus on religious faith and personal conversations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/09/marriage-how?refid=0 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:30:00 -0600 A political firebrand, prone to acts of kindness Everybody has a Wellstone story. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/25/ringham-wellstone?refid=0 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 17:00:00 -0500 Marriage Amendment Debate The debate over same-sex marriage is explored through a four-week dialogue. /collections/special/2012/campaign/amendments/marriage/discussion/?refid=0 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:26:04 -0500 Are marriage rights civil rights? The NAACP presidents says those supporting the marriage amendment are trying to split the African-American community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/15/ringham?refid=0 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:00:00 -0500 Shouldn't we be a little concerned about how Romney's comments came to light? There's a line, somewhere, that journalists shouldn't cross. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/18/eric?refid=0 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:00:00 -0500 To those of us raised on 'Charlotte's Web,' pigs are what the fair is all about If you take Wilbur out of the fair, where does that leave Charlotte? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/21/eric?refid=0 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 18:00:00 -0500 Former Strib editor stood on principle, and larger than life Chuck Bailey made a promise to his staff. Then he refused to break it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/06/ringham?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jan 2012 18:00:00 -0600 It's time for United States to show Egyptians an even hand There's little sense in pushing the Muslim Brotherhood into an extremist corner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/16/eric-ringham-united-states-egypt-response?refid=0 Wed, 16 Feb 2011 05:00:00 -0600 Dealey Plaza is a place too small to contain history so large The scene of JFK's assassination seems too ordinary for what happened there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/22/ringham?refid=0 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 05:00:00 -0600 The marathon mix: using a beat to help motivate feet For some runners, a recent rule change makes running in the marathon a lot more appealing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/01/ringham?refid=0 Thu, 30 Sep 2010 14:04:28 -0500 In tough economic times, should environmental protection take a back seat to job creation? The Legislature is considering tighter requirements governing a proposed copper-nickel mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Today's Question: In tough economic times, should environmental protection take a back seat to job creation? /collections/special/columns/todays-question/archive/2010/03/in-tough-economic-times-should-environmental-protection-take-a-back-seat-to-job-creation.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 14:40:41 -0600 Fraud finds its way in the front door--and to China Each year about 15 million U.S. residents become victims of identity theft. The most common kind of identity theft is credit card fraud. It might not seem like something to worry about - until it happens to you, as commentary editor Eric Ringham found out. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/10/fraud-commentary?refid=0 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 09:43:45 -0600