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Event: Talking Sense with MPR News and Braver Angels

Event: Talking Sense with MPR News and Braver Angels

During what promises to be a divisive election year, MPR News and the nonprofit organization Braver Angels are partnering to create Talking Sense, an online and in-person platform to help Minnesotans have hard conversations better. On Tuesday, February 27th, we will host an in-person event at Valley Creek Rooms at Central Park in Woodbury, MN, at 6 pm.    


'Blue Centennial': Celebrating a Century of Gershwin’s 'Rhapsody'

'Blue Centennial': Celebrating a Century of Gershwin’s 'Rhapsody'

For the 100th anniversary of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Valerie Kahler delves into the fascinating history of this great work and shares an array of performers who interpreted it. They include the original Paul Whiteman-led performance with Gershwin at the piano, Leonard Bernstein performing, Bela Fleck on banjo with a bluegrass band, and a reimagined performance by pianist Lara Downes.

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BCA releases search warrant, new details in Burnsville domestic violence call

BCA releases search warrant, new details in Burnsville domestic violence call

According to a search warrant unsealed Wednesday, officers responded to the house on 33rd Avenue, near Interstate 35E and Highway 77, on a call about an alleged sexual assault. Gooden fired at police with what investigators believe was multiple guns, fatally wounding two officers and a medic. 

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Did Igor Stravinsky really celebrate his 70th birthday at a Duluth supper club?

Did Igor Stravinsky really celebrate his 70th birthday at a Duluth supper club?

It has been regarded by some in Duluth as an urban legend, but the story of Igor Stravinsky celebrating his 70th birthday at the Flame supper club there in 1952 is completely true. And the composer apparently wasn’t that happy with the experience.

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Coffee Break: musician activists

Coffee Break: musician activists

For today’s 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs by musician activists do you want to hear?