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Policy and a Pint®: May the Workforce Be with You

Policy and a Pint: May the Workforce Be with You asks, what makes a job attractive to a potential employee? Citizens League's Sean kershaw is joined by guest panelists for a lively discussion about attracting the workers Minnesota needs in the 21st century.

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Mid West Music Fest 2015 preview: Who to hear in Winona this weekend

Winona was recently called (on this blog) a town where “music and adventure [are] undoubtedly akin,” where “a day-long trek through the woods [is] incomplete without Bob Dylan’s ramblings, Frank Ocean’s crooning, or Jimi Hendrix’s electric wails played on a mobile-phone speaker.” Then writer Alex Miller talks about a pass-the-err-guitar session out on the beach while…

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Weekend Arts Roundup: Interesting Theater

MPR News Arts Reporter Marianne Combs joins Jill Riley and Sean McPherson (in for Steve Seel) to talk about a number of small, off-the-wall theatrical productions that are really interesting. "These all have very interesting titles, too," Marianne says.

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Lizzo performs rare acoustic set in The Current studio


Before playing a sold-out show at the Palace Theatre, Lizzo stopped by The Current studio to talk about her new album, how she's grown as an artist, and what it's been like to take a more positive spin on her music. Lizzo also performs two songs from the album -- accompanied only by acoustic guitar -- showcasing her stunning vocals.

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Photos: Lizzo dazzles Armory in Minneapolis homecoming show

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For several years, it felt like Minnesota had Lizzo all to ourselves. Now we’re sharing her with the world, but whenever she returns, it feels like a homecoming. Last night, in the first of two shows this week at the Armory in Minneapolis, she was feeling the love with a radiant performance. Photographer Mary Mathis…

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Five years later, ‘Lizzobangers’ shows Lizzo has always been a boss

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These days, Lizzo is all photo shoots and peach emoji, a triumphant star embarking on national tours with Haim and Florence + the Machine. Fans thirst for her next album; outlets such as the New York Times and Teen Vogue afford her coverage. But no matter how high their “Good As Hell” play counts, many could stand to try her debut album, Lizzobangers: a…

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Coffee Break: The world of Lizzo

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Lizzo rolls into town this week for two sold out shows - one tonight and one Friday - at The Armory. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from Lizzo and her various past and present projects?

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Lizzo sets Billboard chart record with number one hit ‘Truth Hurts’

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Music critics and enthusiasts everywhere are praising rapper/ singer/ songwriter and flute goddess Lizzo as her hit song “Truth Hurts” becomes the longest-running Billboard Hot 100 #1 by a solo female rapper — eclipsing Cardi B’s three-week reign with “Bodak Yellow” in 2017. Her success certainly won’t stop here: she’s just been ruled eligible for…

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The Current Sessions®

White Reaper bring their unwavering rock sound to The Current

White Reaper perform in The Current studio

The Louisville, Ky., five-piece will release their new album, 'You Deserve Love,' on October 18. White Reaper frontman Tony Esposito credits producer Jay Joyce with helping the band maintain their lively, fun sound on the album. 'His whole m.o. was making sure we stayed sounding like a rock band,' Esposito says. Listen to the full session hosted by Sean McPherson.

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Mac DeMarco performs in The Current studio

Back with his fourth full-length album, 'Here Comes the Cowboy,' Mac DeMarco returns to The Current studio to play songs from the record and to talk about launching his own record label.

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The Current Rewind: The Peters Brothers' anti-rock crusade

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A family of pastors hell-bent on saving souls. A pro-sticker Washington wife. A B-horror blood-gusher with a heart of gold. Plus...Prince's photographer? This episode's cast of characters is just a peek at the wild ride of the Peters Brothers, the evangelical trio who hosted record burnings and condemned rock music throughout the 1980s. But for all the Peters' popcorn-worthy stunts, you could say darkness was at play.

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Playlist: The rock that fueled the Peters Brothers

In the '80s, controversial St. Paul ministers the Peters Brothers traveled around America preaching about the dangers of rock music. From shock-rock to suggestive pop, this playlist compiles some of the songs that fueled the Peters Brothers' protests against rock & roll.

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