Podcast: The Interpreters, episode 1

Lowertown Ballpark
Construction crews pour the first concrete footings for the new Lowertown Ballpark, which will be home to the Saint Paul Saints, Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 in St. Paul. The ballpark is scheduled to open in May 2015.
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"The Interpreters" is a new podcast from MPR News that explores culture from many angles.

The hosts are Andy Sturdevant, artist and writer; Saymoukda Vongsay, playwright; Molly Priesmeyer, writer; and Ben Heywood, executive director of the Soap Factory.

In this inaugural episode, Vongsay frets about the threat gentrification poses to artists in St. Paul's Lowertown neighborhood, Sturdevant discusses the culinary value and cultural significance of regional cookbooks, and Piesmeyer shares the odd experience of being an Airbnb host.

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