Marianne Combs

Marianne Combs


As a correspondent for MPR News I get to do a lot of things, but my priority is telling stories of Minnesota’s rich and diverse cultural scene. My mission is to amplify visionary voices; I’m particularly drawn to artists who use their creative talents to address racism and the abuse of power.

In 2014 I took over the role of producing Art Hounds, a weekly segment in which three people share arts events they’re excited about with MPR listeners - it’s my favorite part of the week. Interested in becoming an Art Hound? Sign up!

In 2019 I joined the Counter Stories team – a podcast where we discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes.

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