Wellness Wednesday: How disordered eating became a pandemic problem


Aside from the potentially deadly coronavirus itself, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a cascading series of other health concerns - including disordered eating. Dr. Melissa Simone joins Jill Riley to talk about how pandemic pressures have caused the rise of dangerously disordered eating habits.

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Musicheads Essential Album: Bob Dylan, 'Desire'


One of Bob Dylan's most atmospheric albums, 'Desire' features the swooping violin of Scarlet Rivera and the electrifying protest song 'Hurricane' as well as 'Sara,' one of the most nakedly autobiographical compositions in Dylan's entire catalog.

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Album of the Week: Dinosaur Jr., 'Sweep It Into Space'


The latest record from Dinosaur Jr. is a deft example of the band at their best. J Mascis warbles his way thru lyrics that relate as much to dad rock as college rock and high school emo, Lou Barlow's clear declarations, softer melodies revving up to face-melting solos, and Murph holding down the beats.

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H.E.R., Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor among Academy Award winners


In an intimate Oscar ceremony like none other due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross won Best Original Score for their work on Pixar’s Soul. “God gave us 12 notes,” said Batiste in an acceptance speech. “It’s the same 12 notes Duke Ellington had, Bach had, Nina Simone…I’m just thankful to…

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Watch Sounds Like Home VIII


Sounds Like Home is The Current's virtual music festival spotlighting Minnesota musicians. For this eighth installment of this virtual fest, we're featuring a two-day lineup of artists from greater Minnesota.

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The Current Sessions®

Interview: Colin Meloy talks 20 Years of The Decemberists

Interview with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists

Colin Meloy and Mac Wilson sit down for a virtual interview as The Decemberists celebrate their 20th anniversary this month. The two look back at iconic releases and memories from The Decemberists' catalog, and discuss the craft of building a setlist in the age of streams.

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St. Vincent talks about 'Daddy's Home,' and SNL

Interview with Annie Clark of St. Vincent

St. Vincent's Annie Clark connects with Jade to talk about her upcoming album, Daddy's Home, the visual representations that have accompanied the eras of her discography, and putting together the band for her recent Saturday Night Live performance.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

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