Wellness Wednesday: Physician-scientist Beth Thielen on Halloween safety

Beth Thielen, M.D., Ph.D., University of Minnesota assistant prof.

It's spooky season, and Halloween is just around the corner. As scary as so much of 2020 has been, the fun and theatrics of the costumed, sugar-laden holiday may come as a relief. However, we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and that means Halloween will need to look a little different this year, with some traditions being riskier than others.

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The Current Rewind: October 22, 1990

The Current Rewind: 10/22/90

Alternative rock stayed underground throughout the '80s, but in the early '90s, that distorted, furious sound burst into the mainstream. In this episode of The Current Rewind, members of Cows and Babes in Toyland talk about sharing a bill with Sonic Youth at First Avenue.

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Go Vote: resources to help you make your voting plan

Vote 2020 from The Current and HeadCount - blk

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. It's a crucial time to step up, to make your voice heard, to exercise your most fundamental right, to make a difference in your community. That's why we've gathered these resources to help you make your voting plans.

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Album of the Week: Dehd, 'Flower Of Devotion'

DEHD

On their new studio album, Flower of Devotion, DEHD took the foundation of their DIY approach to music into the studio to create a more sophisticated record that adds to their distinctive post punk sound.

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Mark Wheat talks DJ career, love for music

Mark Wheat at the MPR booth at the Minnesota State Fair

Mark Wheat left The Current in May 2020, but not before recording an interview with Cecilia Johnson for The Current Rewind. Today, we're excited to share that interview as a Rewind bonus episode. In this conversation, Mark talks about how he got a star on First Avenue's wall, how music intertwines with his spirituality, and what he sees as his greatest impact on Minnesota music.

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Behind the Scenes: MaLLy’s balloon-filled ‘WWDI’


Minneapolis rapper MaLLy’s latest video for his pensive track “WWDI,” directed by Victor Rukavina and Stevie Kane of 1Light Films, features a vibrant color scheme and themes of universalism. “WWDI,” short for “Why We Do It,” starts with a child walking hand in hand with an older man and releasing a bright red balloon from…

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The Current Sessions®

Blu DeTiger: Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger - Virtual Session

Blu DeTiger joins us for a virtual session to perform a few tracks she's released this summer, and talks to us about sharpening her skills while playing bass over DJ sets in New York clubs pre-quarantine, finding success on Tik Tok, and what she'll be releasing later this fall.

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Samia: Virtual Session

Samia: Virtual Session

SAMIA shares songs from her upcoming record, The Baby, and talks to Jade about recording in Minneapolis with members of Hippo Campus, getting over fears of being alone, and what it's like to release a debut record during a pandemic.

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Ondara: Virtual Session

Ondara

Jade spoke to Ondara about how growing up in Kenya influences his view of America today, how Carl Sagan has inspired him, and what he'll be working on this fall.

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Early Eyes: Virtual Session

Early Eyes - Virtual Session

Get a peek into the world of singer/songwriter Jake Berglove of Early Eyes as he joins The Current's Jade for a virtual session. The two chat about Berglove's aspirations for the future of Early Eyes, where he'd like to perform post-pandemic and the excitement of signing to a label.

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Delta Spirit: Virtual Session

Delta Spirit: Virtual Session

Connecting from Nashville, Delta Spirit join Jade for a virtual session where they'll be playing songs from their latest record, What Is There, and talk about staying connected as a band when you're geographically separated.

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Coffee Break: Unity Day

Waseca playground

Today, October 21, is Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that exude unity, kindness, inclusion and love?

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Beth Thielen, M.D., Ph.D., University of Minnesota assistant prof.

Wellness Wednesday: Physician-scientist Beth Thielen on Halloween safety


It's spooky season, and Halloween is just around the corner. As scary as so much of 2020 has been, the fun and theatrics of the costumed, sugar-laden holiday may come as a relief. However, we are still in the middle of a pandemic, and that means Halloween will need to look a little different this year, with some traditions being riskier than others.

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