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Not another brick lump: Why Gehry gave the Weisman its iconic look

Not another brick lump: Why Gehry gave the Weisman its iconic look

Throughout 2017 we will celebrate 50 years on the air by sharing highlights from our archives, connecting Minnesota's past to its present.

This conversation between MPR News reporter Chris Roberts and architect Frank Gehry originally aired Nov. 20, 1993.

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What does Minnesota Public Radio mean to you?

We’re listening all year long! Tell us what MPR means to you. Your story could be shared online or on air! You can also share via social media using #MPR50.

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NewsCut: The war on the free press ratcheted up today

News organizations including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico were blocked from joining a White House media gaggle.


The Current

Paisley Park to screen 1993 Prince concert; and, as of April, to cease hosting Friday night festivities

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Paisley Park has announced tomorrow’s film screening, and has also announced that the Friday night Paisley Park After Dark events are ending as of April: events will only be held on Saturday nights, alternating between DJ nights and film screenings. Until now and, Fridays have featured weekly dance parties and Saturdays have featured film screenings.…


Classical MPR

Minnesota Orchestra: Hugh Wolff Conducts Mendelssohn

Conductor Hugh Wolff

Conductor Hugh Wolff leads the Minnesota Orchestra in a concert features the works of Thomas Ades, Bela Bartok and Felix Mendelssohn. Join Classical MPR host Brian Newhouse for the live broadcast of this concert on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at 8 p.m.