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Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:03:09 -0600


Changing the tone of "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:57:06 -0600

Now that it's December, the radio airwaves are filled once again with beloved holiday classics. But there's one tune that we hear this time of year which a lot of people find kind of creepy.(image)

UNESCO deems Belgium's beer culture a treasure of humanity

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:06:00 -0600

The agency noted Belgium's beer experts -- zythologists -- who taste and study complex and often experimental brews. It's one of 16 cultural elements that are being recognized.(image)

Best British TV ads return to Walker for 30th year

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600

Some of the commercials are hard to explain, as is the fascination they hold for Minnesota audiences.(image)

How Albert Lea's Cochran influenced Lennon and McCartney

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 08:56:08 -0600

Today's Morning Edition music is from Albert Lea native Eddie Cochran with "Twenty Flight Rock."(image)

No Internet connection? No problem. Netflix adds offline viewing

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 16:09:00 -0600

The video streaming giant joins Amazon in offering the option to download videos to mobile devices. It's the latest development in the highly competitive and rapidly changing online streaming market.(image)

Art Hounds: The New Standards Holiday Show becomes a family tradition

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 04:00:00 -0600

This week on Art Hounds: Martin Luther at Mia, clarinetist David Krakauer performs with the Bakken Trio and The New Standards Holiday Show(image)

White House says Dylan won't attend meeting with president

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:04:41 -0600

Bob Dylan is not only skipping the ceremony in Stockholm awarding him the Nobel Prize in Literature, he's also skipping meeting with the president on Wednesday.(image)

Supremes hit was a hit for others too

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:58:53 -0600

Today's Morning Edition music starts with the first notes in the song that was number one on the Billboard pop chart 50 years ago today.(image)

Dustup over Civil War art leads to battle of words at Capitol

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600

Gov. Mark Dayton stormed out of a meeting Tuesday after accusing Republicans of distorting his position on Civil War paintings in the newly renovated Minnesota Capitol.(image)

New film shows how a small studio in Wisconsin influenced Nirvana

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:30:23 -0600

Today's Morning Edition music is from Killdozer, with their take on the CCR song "Run Through the Jungle." It was recorded in 1983 at Smart Studios in Madison, Wis. A new film, "The Smart Studios Story," will be screened tonight at the Turf Club in St. Paul.(image)

Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison states his case for DNC chair

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:49:33 -0600

Democrats won't vote until February on the next leader of their party, but the race for chair of the Democratic National Committee is already well-underway.(image)

The Czech pastry that took Texas by storm, and keeps gaining strength

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:07:00 -0600

Kolaches have been a Lone Star staple for a long time, and some have even taken on a sausage-and-jalapeno twist. Now their popularity is expanding, with both big and small companies getting onboard.(image)

From artist Frank Big Bear, the Walker gets a multiverse

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600

Multiverse #10, which hangs inside the Walker's new entrance, consists of 432 pieces, covering a space as big as the side of a school bus.(image)

Get to know a Cuba without Castro: Recommended books, movies and music

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:06:00 -0600

With the death of longtime dictator Fidel Castro, interest in the island nation has again spiked among Americans. For those looking to learn more about the country, expert Tom Miller has some picks.(image)

The song "Reet Petite" boosted Motown

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:09 -0600

Today's Morning Edition music is from "Reet Petite" by Jackie Wilson, a song which was co-authored by Berry Gordy and released in 1957.(image)

People knowingly donated $100,000 to dig a big, pointless hole in the ground

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 12:55:00 -0600

Cards Against Humanity, maker of the game of the same name, celebrated Black Friday by digging a giant hole in the ground, funded by online donations. The company finished the dig on Sunday.(image)

'What Fools' looks at Shakespeare from a new angle

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 04:00:00 -0600

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Interact Center creates theater in which anything can happen, and no two shows are alike.(image)

How technology helped Martin Luther change Christianity

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:01:00 -0600

As the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses approaches, an exhibit in Minneapolis shows how Luther's treatise against the Catholic Church spread, before the advent of modern communications.(image)

Bah humbug! Why are most Christmas TV specials so bad?

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:42:00 -0600

How the Grinch Stole Christmas celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It's one of a rare few watchable Christmas specials. Why is it so hard to make a good Christmas special?(image)

'Brady Bunch' mom Florence Henderson has died

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 02:14:00 -0600

The actress was 82. She was one of the stars of the popular 1970s show about single parents who marry and raise six kids. It played for decades in reruns.(image)