MPR News Programs and Podcasts


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.


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.

small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood

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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The heat and humidity will keep building in Minnesota through the weekend. And the state DNR is proposing to sell 80,000 acres of lands within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the U.S. Forest Service. DNR officials say proceeds from the sale will benefit public education in the state.
Dams across the Midwest are aging, putting them at risk from the effects of climate change
Record rainfall and runoff overwhelmed the 114-year-old Rapidan Dam near Mankato last month. So how safe are our 20th century dams in our new 21st century climate? Kristoffer Tigue talks about the climate’s threat to aging infrastructure.
The state trooper charged with killing a woman during a high-speed chase in May had been suspended twice previously for crashing his squad car and received written reprimands for two other crashes. And the Stearns County sheriff says advanced DNA technology helped track down the parents of a newborn baby whose remains were found in a roadside ditch more than 40 years ago.
Cube Critics discuss ‘Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore’ and ‘The Boys, Season 4’
Cube Critics Max Sparber and Aron Woldeslassie discuss a 1996 film shot in California but set in Minnesota and season four of “The Boys.”
A strike by Minneapolis park workers continues. A week-long walkout was supposed to end Thursday. And the Hennepin County Attorney's Office has charged some two dozen people with felony rioting for allegedly shooting fireworks at others — including police — on July Fourth.
Democratic Gov. Tim Walz continues to stand by President Joe Biden as his party's presidential nominee. That's as congressional Democrats continue to raise concerns that he will lose in November and impact down-ballot races. And the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension identified three officers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Crookston last month.
Olmsted County prosecutors have charged a Minnesota state trooper with manslaughter and criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal crash in Rochester. And Duluth officials want to create several new misdemeanor-level crimes in the city, including a ban on camping on city property.
A Minnesota state trooper is facing multiple felony charges in connection with a fatal crash in Rochester. And the Animal Humane Society will no longer provide free Trap-Neuter-Release, or TNR, services to individuals and organizations that help in maintaining feral cat populations.
Lino Lakes council members voted Monday night to put a Muslim-centered housing development on hold for a year. And a Minneapolis City Council committee voted Monday to move forward with a tentative police union contract that would give Minneapolis police officers a substantial boost in pay.
It’s going to start feeling more like summer across Minnesota by this weekend. MPR meteorologist Sven Sundgaard says the region will see a change in the pattern that’s been dominating the weather in recent weeks. The Mississippi River dropped below flood stage at Saint Paul last night as water levels on most rivers across the state continue to slowly fall.