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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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The Current Sessions®

Amanda Shires performs in The Current studio

Amanda Shires performs in The Current studio

The constantly busy singer-songwriter, violinist and ukulele player Amanda Shires visited The Current studio to play songs from her acclaimed album 'To The Sunset' and to talk about how she and her friends are working to change that Nashville sound.

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The Current Rewind

Across Borders, Across Generations: Hmong music in Minnesota

The Current Rewind

Ever watched your grandma spit verses for a crowd? Tou SaiK Lee has. He's one of several younger Hmong-Minnesotans who have collaborated with elders in the last decade, combining folk traditions and newer sounds. In this episode, we follow him to the fields of Thailand and through an internal journey; Tou SaiK continues to learn who he is, how to enrich his community, and how to process the loss of his grandma. This episode also features conversations with Lis Pos, Shawn Mouacheupao, Ernest and Missy Whiteman, and more.

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The Current Rewind

The Current Rewind: 25 Years of Low


Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, married founding members of Low, have been experimenting with rock music since the early '90s. In this episode, we join them for an interview and a walking tour of Duluth, Minn.; we explore their quarter-century of a musical career; and we meet their "road nanny" (along with several other Duluthian characters). All with a dose of dry, dark humor.

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Inside Minneapolis's Palmer's Bar, where Bonnie Raitt was once a regular


During the West Bank's beatnik era, Palmer's was a watering hole where musicians like Bonnie Raitt, "Spider" John Koerner, and Willie Murphy would cross paths, and the bar remains an integral part of the neighborhood's music scene today. Since opening its doors in 1906, Palmer's has survived Prohibition, bootlegging, and two World Wars, and become an integral part of the West Bank's music scene.

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Coffee Break: In Bloom

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There's been a lot of chatter this week about the Minnesota State Fair's "Floralpalooza" which features displays on the theme of Prince, Charles M. Schulz, Paul Bunyan, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Judy Garland among others. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that feature a type of flower?

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