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  • 74 Seconds
    74 Seconds

    On July 6, 2016, the police pulled over Philando Castile for a broken taillight. Seventy-four seconds later, police officer Jeronimo Yanez fired seven shots into Castile’s car, killing him as his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, streamed what was happening over Facebook and her 4-year-old daughter wept in fear. Castile became another name on the long list of victims of police violence identified by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. “74 Seconds” is also the name of a remarkable podcast series, produced by Minnesota Public Radio, which sought to put a human face on this tragedy and to provide a context for the legal and... read more

  • A Prairie Home Companion
    A Prairie Home Companion

    A Prairie Home Companion is a weekly two-hour broadcast from St. Paul. It is a low-key, entertaining variety show full of good folk humor and country music. Its folksiness, its genuinely funny comedy routines and its fast-paced, toe-tapping music have made the program a weekly highly for more than 100 non-commercial radio stations across the country. To Minnesota Public Radio a Peabody Award for A Prairie Home Companion, a nostalgic radio-variety gem.... read more

  • American Mavericks
    American Mavericks

    This groundbreaking 13-part radio series and accompanying Web site focus on some of the most inventive artists in the history of 20th Century American concert music. The series presents the biographies, the music, and the ideas of 20th century composers who broke with European tradition to create music based on pure sound. American Mavericks explains how a distinctly American “classical” music developed as the country developed during the last 100 years. Hosted by pop icon and musical innovator Suzanne Vega, the key commentator is Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. They focus on the ideas behind... read more

  • Betrayed by Silence
    Betrayed by Silence

    Starting its investigation in the Twin Cities and following the leads throughout the country, Minnesota Public Radio unveiled hypocrisy and cruelty by leaders in the Roman Catholic Church to rival the most ruthless corporation. Archbishop Harry Flynn of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis built a career as the public face of a repentant, healing Church coming to terms with its priests’ crimes of sexual abuse. He was called to Boston to lead the response to the scandal in 2002 and helped to write and promote the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.” All the while... read more

  • Marketplace
    Marketplace

    From humble beginnings in January, 1989, in Long Beach, California, Marketplace has grown into one of the most-listened-to daily business and financial news programs in the United States. Produced today by Minnesota Public Radio in Los Angeles and in association with the University of Southern California, the program offers listeners a refreshing, perceptive account of the day’s international economic news and gives it audience insight into and understanding of the global economy affecting their communities and their lives. Under the direction of MPR’s senior vice president Jim Russell, who created Marketplace, executive producer J.J. Yore, and producer David Brown, hosts... read more

  • St. Paul Sunday
    St. Paul Sunday

    For 15 years Minnesota Public Radio’s Saint Paul Sunday has provided listeners with extraordinary access to the world’s finest classical musicians. The luminaries presented by Bill McGlaughlin, host since the show’s inception, include cellists Yo-Yo Ma and Lynn Harrell: violinists Joseph Silverstein, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Pamela Frank pianists Marian McPartland, Charles Rosen, Yefim Bronfman, Garrick Ohlsson, and Claude Franke; and the Julliard, Emerson, Cleveland, and Kronos String Quartets. Sopranos Dawn Upshaw and Benita Valente and baritones Thomas Hampson and Sanford Sylvan have also graced the program. Saint Paul Sunday presents emerging new talent as well as commissioned classical... read more

  • The Way to 8-A
    The Way to 8-A

    The Way to 8-A, a KSJN/Minnesota Public Radio production, explores the legal abuses involved in the mental commitment process in Minnesota. For the balanced and meaningful way in which this important problem is brought both to public and to legislative attention, KSJN/Minnesota Public Radio well deserves a Peabody Award.... read more