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Morning Edition

Morning Edition 2024

Morning Edition, with Cathy Wurzer in St. Paul and NPR hosts in Washington and Los Angeles, brings you all the news from overnight and the information you need to start your day. Listen from 4 to 9 a.m. every weekday.

MPR News with Angela Davis

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Conversations about life in Minnesota and how the state is changing. Listen Mondays through Thursdays from MPR News starting at 9 a.m.

All Things Considered

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All Things Considered, with Tom Crann in St. Paul and NPR hosts in Washington, is your comprehensive source for afternoon news and information. Listen from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday.

Minnesota Now

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Live, down to earth, unscripted interviews that aim to connect, inform and entertain. Real people share real stories with Cathy Wurzer. It’s journalism that doesn’t take itself too seriously and puts people first. Listen Mondays through Thursdays at noon.

Big Books & Bold Ideas with Kerri Miller

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Host Kerri Miller holds in-depth conversations with authors about their books and ideas. Listen Fridays at 11 a.m.

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Minnesota Today

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Minnesota Today from MPR News brings you the most important stories from around the state, on your schedule.

Politics Friday

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On Fridays at noon, MPR News political editor Brian Bakst discusses Minnesota politics and the latest from the legislature. Join us for interviews with lawmakers, candidates and more.

Climate Cast®

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MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner joins All Things Considered to talk about the latest research on our changing climate and the consequences we're seeing here in Minnesota and worldwide.

Cube Critics®

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Weekly art and culture chats with MPR News' Jacob Aloi, Alex V. Cipolle, Max Sparber and guests.

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Small Change Podcast

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small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood is a podcast and learning platform highlighting smart, practical and collaborative money skills developed by people living with lower and unstable incomes. Hosts Chris Farrell and Twila Dang talk to community members who are redefining wealth and poverty, the value of community and the purpose of money. Money wisdom taught by the true experts — people who have learned from experience. From MPR News.

Art Hounds®

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Each week three people from the Minnesota arts community talk about a performance, opening, or event they're excited to see or want others to check out.

In Front of Our Eyes

In Front of Our Eyes Podcast

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In March 2021, the first of the former officers charged in the killing of George Floyd went on trial in Minnesota. Police officers are rarely prosecuted in such cases — and the world was watching. MPR News, which has followed this case in detail from the beginning, brings listeners updates on the monumental case, and the consequences it holds for the city and the country. Created in collaboration with American Public Media.

74 Seconds

74 Seconds

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In July 2016, the world watched a man die, live on their phones, after a traffic stop in suburban Minnesota. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer, Jeronimo Yanez, who is about to go on trial in his death. It sits at the intersection of race, policing, justice and safety in America. A lot can happen in 74 seconds.

Living While Dying

Living While Dying: an ALS story

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Insights on life from a man facing death.

MPR News Ask a Bookseller

Ask a Bookseller Podcast

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Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment.

Rivers of Oil

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Oil. It’s in your tires, your makeup, your kids’ toys, your gas tank. And the pipelines that get it to you have become the focus of growing protests, from Keystone XL to Dakota Access. On Rivers of Oil from Minnesota Public Radio News, we’ll look at those pipelines buried beneath our feet, how they’ve come to the forefront of an epic tug of war between reliance and risk, and how we all have a role to play in this story.

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Cube Critics discuss ‘Ren Faire’ and ‘Hannah Einbinder: Everything Must Go’
Cube Critics Jacob Aloi and Aron Woldeslassie talk about a Shakespearean drama at a Renaissance Festival and a pretty good comedy special.
The Minneapolis Police Department released body camera video today from two separate fatal shootings involving police officers. On May 30th, police officer Jamal Mitchell was killed by a man who was later shot by officers. And much of southern Minnesota — and parts of northern Minnesota — are under flood watches until tomorrow afternoon. Heavy rain is forecast to continue overnight... dropping as much as five inches in some places.
The St. Louis County Board has declared a state of emergency as communities in northeast Minnesota continue to deal with severe flooding. And officials with Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth are monitoring the weather ahead of the race Saturday.
Officials are responding to floods across northern Minnesota... after as much as half of a foot of rain fell in some areas earlier this week. And both the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts have approved their budgets for next year.
How do you define clean energy? Minnesota climate group working on answer
How will Minnesota transition to a carbon-free future? B. Rosas with Climate Generation talks about the organization’s efforts to inform communities across the state about clean sources of energy.
On Wednesday, people in Duluth and on the Iron Range surveyed storm damage after Tuesday’s deluge.  More than 6 inches rain caused rivers along the North Shore to churn brown and crash down the rocks to Lake Superior. And the Rondo Center of Diverse Expressions held its fourth Juneteenth observance celebration on Rondo Avenue and Fisk Street Wednesday.
Heavy rain Tuesday evening has led to flooding and road closures across a wide swath of northeastern Minnesota. Street flooding was reported in Duluth and on the Iron Range, and numerous washouts and closures are reported on county and local roads. Rivers, creeks and streams continue to run high in Minnesota.
Another round of strong, severe thunderstorms have been moving across northern Minnesota today. And at least 15,000 Minnesotans have been automatically registered to vote since the system was certified earlier this year.
Gov. Tim Walz says he accepts responsibility after a report says his administration failed to stop what federal prosecutors call the biggest pandemic fraud case in the nation. And flood and severe storm watches are posted across Minnesota for Tuesday.
Family and friends of fallen Minneapolis police officer Jamal Mitchell gathered for his funeral today in his hometown of New Haven, Connecticut. And Gov. Tim Walz says he accepts responsibility after a report says his administration failed to stop what federal prosecutors call the biggest pandemic fraud case in the nation.
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