Policy and a Pint

Policy and a Pint: Elections 101


We all know that politics and money "go together." The conventional wisdom says that it takes money to get elected.. But does more money always mean a better chance of winning?

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The Alarmists

The Alarmists - in studio


The Alarmists just released their debut CD, "A Detail of Soldiers" on their new independent label, Instrument Control Records. They stopped by The Current to chat with Mary Lucia.

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Desdamona

Desdamona - in studio


Iowa native Desdamona is the premier female hip-hop artist in the Twin Cities. She's also creating opportunities for many other Twin Cities artists, helping to produce the Twin Cities first-annual women in hip-hop conference called "B Girl Be Hip-Hop Summit" in 2005.

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Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen

The Walkmen - in studio


The Walkmen are five guys from New York, but you'd never guess it from their rich and rhythmic - almost mariachi-style - sound.

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Gary Louris

Gary Louris and "Wordplay"


Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and Golden Smog loves a crossword puzzle, so it is perfect that he wrote music for the new documentary "Wordplay" about the people who make crossword puzzles and the folks obsessed with solving them.

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Boots Riley of The Coup

The Coup - in studio


The Coup draws from the rich funk and hip-hop tradition of their native Oakland to craft a catchy and soulful sound transcends the merely political.

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Tyson Vogel of Two Gallants

Two Gallants - in studio


Two Gallants have a soft-spoken manner that belies the power of their warm, romantic Western sound: equal parts American traditional and the modern, world-weary sensibility of a new generation.

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Chris Wood

Wood Brothers - in studio


They have the paperwork to prove they're real brothers. They were raised together in Colorado, but developed their musical chops in different cities.

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Mason Jennings

Mason Jennings - in studio


It's been seven years since Mason Jennings first gained notice as the standing Thursday night act at the 400 Bar. Now the beloved troubador has moved from D.I.Y. to indie label to a major.

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The Current Sessions®

Josh Ritter: Virtual Session

Josh Ritter: Virtual Session with The Current

Josh Ritter joins The Current for a virtual session. Hear songs from his new EP, 'See Here, I Have Built You A Mansion,' plus a familiar favorite.

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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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The Current Morning Show Features

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Wellness Wednesday: Coping with holiday loneliness


Sabine Schmid is assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a licensed psychologist with M Health Fairview. She joined The Current's Jill Riley to talk about those who are facing loneliness as we head into the holiday season.

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