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Minnesota United FC play their home opener this Saturday, April 25, versus the San Antonio Scorpions. United's head coach, Manny Lagos, joined us in the studio to share some thoughts ahead of the big game. 'We're almost at a sellout this weekend,' he says. 'so I encourage you to get your tickets if you want to see an amazing home opener in an amazing atmosphere.'
Patrick Stephenson is director of 30 Days of Biking, a program that encourages people to ride their bikes every day in April. Stephenson joins Jill Riley to talk about the global movement he and his friends started in Minneapolis in 2010. "It's not about distance," Stephenson says. "Just get on your bike at least once a day."
Movie Maven and Cube Critic Stephanie Curtis stops in to The Current's Morning Show to talk to Jill Riley about a new live-action interpretation of Cinderella. You may recognize some of the cast members if you're a fan of 'Downton Abbey'.
Thanksgiving weekend is a big time of year for film releases and viewing; as such, MPR News Arts Reporter and Cube Critic Euan Kerr joins Steve Seel and Jill Riley to talk about 'Foxcatcher', a new film starring Steve Carrell. "This is not a comedy," Euan explains. "This is one of the creepiest films that you're likely to see this year."
With successful career that includes '80s hits with the Stray Cats and '90s hits with the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Brian Setzer has a new album out and he kicks off a Christmas tour tonight in his adopted hometown of Minneapolis. Setzer talks to The Current's Jill Riley about his music and about his guitar, which he has donated to the Smithsonian Institution, and how it got those signature dice knobs.