Theft of the Dial: Mayor Chris Coleman

by Jill Riley, Peter Valelly

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman.
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman. (MPR Photo/Jeffrey Thompson)
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    Apr 25, 2013

Forming a sort of shaky but somewhat apt analogy to the relationship between the two Twin Cities, St. Paul mayor Chris Coleman maintains a lower (and more strictly-business) profile than his across-the-river counterpart R.T. Rybak, but is no less beloved by his city's denizens. Seven years and nearly two terms into a successful mayorship, and with an election for another term approaching this fall, Coleman is a very busy guy. That's why we were so thrilled that he managed to squeeze in a stop by The Current studio to chat with the Morning Show's Jill Riley about this year's election, his love of St. Paul, his lifelong love of The Who and much more. Plus, he got a chance to take over our airwaves to play a few of his favorite songs old and new for a special and surprising edition of Theft of the Dial. Thanks, Mr. Mayor!

Playlist

John Prine – "Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone"
Hold Steady – "Atlantic City"
Dessa – "Matches to Paper Dolls"
Jack White – "Trash Tongue Talker"
The Beatles – "Ballad of John and Yoko"

Videos

John Prine – "Sabu Visits The Twin Cities Alone"

Hold Steady – "Atlantic City"

Dessa – "Matches to Paper Dolls"

Jack White – "Trash Tongue Talker"

The Beatles – "Ballad of John and Yoko"