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MPR's Call to Mind at the Minnesota State Fair

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Dr. Jon Hallberg and guests listen to music provided by guitarist Mike Michel and cellist Jacqueline Ultan as they prepare to hold a forum at the MPR News booth at the Minnesota State Fair.
Jeyca Maldonado-Medina | MPR News

Monday was "Mental Health Day" at the Minnesota State Fair. MPR medical commentator Dr. Jon Hallberg hosted Hippocrates Cafe at the MPR State Fair booth, as part of Minnesota Public Radio’s “Call to Mind” initiative to promote good mental health. It features music and the spoken word.

Hippocrates Cafe is a medically-themed show created and hosted by Hallberg.

This hour, you'll hear theatrical pieces and poems performed by actors Sun Mee Chome and Dr. Mark Nelson. 

Guitarist Mike Michel and cellist Jacqueline Ultan set the mood with the natural percussion of Monday afternoon's rain showers. 

The conversation was recorded on Monday at the MPR State Fair booth — in the pouring rain. 

Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.