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How MPR unveiled 'A Prairie Home Companion' in 1974

How MPR unveiled

While making their fundraising pitch to listeners in 1974, morning music program host Garrison Keillor and then-MPR president Bill Kling paused to tease the audience about a new weekly music and comedy program MPR was about to debut. click through to the feature to listen to the audio clip!

The Splendid Table: Grilling

The Splendid Table: Grilling

Need some recipes for the grill? The Splendid Table has you covered for grilling.

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    Bill that would increase school funding passed by House, Senate

    The Minnesota House sits nearly empty.

    An education bill that would increase school funding and district-level control over some decisions has passed the Minnesota House and Senate. But critics say it includes some deal-breakers.

    The Current

    Friday Five: Toki Wright, Bo Weber, and more new Minnesota music videos


    Toki Wright, “The Situation (prod. Mamadu)” “What’s a stack when your head is cracked?” asks local cornerstone Toki Wright, who produced this song under the name Mamadu. Reggie “Reg” Henderson directs. Bo Weber, “Right Here” After losing his mother to ovarian cancer, Minneapolis’s Bo Weber recorded an album called Wendy dedicated to her memory. One song off the album,…

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    Make a request for Friday Favorites

    Steve Staruch

    Each Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., host Steve Staruch presents four hours of classical music based on listener requests. Start your weekend with the classical or choral music you love. Make a request, then tune in to Friday Favorites.