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A coalition of members of the Minnesota hip-hop community have spoken out against a proposed event intended to be a celebration of the local scene. On Monday, an open letter to Minnesota Public Radio and Twin Cities Public Television was distributed requesting that the May 10 event be postponed. Upd ... More >>
Earlier today, Cathy Wurzer, host of MPR's "Morning Edition," announced on Facebook that she and her husband of 20 years, longtime WCCO reporter Erik Eskola, are ending their marriage.SEE ALSO: MN for Marriage rally is biggest megafail in history of megafails [VIDEO]That's never easy, but adding to ... More >>
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After a slow initial roll-out in late 2012, the burgeoning new Twin Cities Public Television series The Lowertown Line is gaining speed. With MN Original's creative fingerprints all over it, the show takes an up-close look at the artists it has featured so far -- Trampled by Turtles and Brother Ali ... More >>
MN Original's new music program The Lowertown Line debuted on December 31 featuring the pickin' talents of Duluth's Trampled by Turtles. Now you can view the footage. As you can read in our print story on the matter, the show is an expanded venture that the Twin Cities Public Television folks hopes ... More >>
New Lowertown Line series takes a closer look at live local music
Not only do the good folks at MN Original continue to have revealing profiles of Minnesota artists featured regularly on their programs, but lately they have also broadcast many stirring live performances from local musicians as part of the show as well. Astronautalis, Mason Jennings, the Suburbs, S ... More >>
It's the Week in Food we wait for all year: Minnesota State Fair time. But man cannot live on grease alone, so we've packed this week's listings with everything from fair events to charity happy hours so you can spread out your gorging. 8/21 Tuesday night from 7 to 8:30 the Edina Barnes and Noble ... More >>
See also:Minnesota Cooks brings something rare to the fair - gourmet cookingMinnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testiclesFor the last 10 years Minnesota Cooks, a local organization affiliated with the Minnesota Farmers Union, has held cooking demonstrations, discussions, and ... More >>
Paul Summers, 50, disappeared from his mother's Highland Park home Sunday. He was found dead this morning, according to City Pages contributor and sister-in-law Joy Summers.Summers was the son of the late Judge Joseph Summers, original co-host of Twin Cities Public Television's "Almanac" program.
When is the right time to bring American troops home from Afghanistan? Whatever you think the answer is, you probably believe it has little to do with how the domestic job market is faring -- unless you're Mike Parry.Minnesota Senator Parry, R-Waseca, is running against former state representative A ... More >>
Minnesota Original is a weekly Twin Cities Public Television program that highlights creative folks in the local community. Past shows have included musician Jeremy Messersmith, hip-hop/spoken-word performer Dessa, and painter/sculpture artist Gregory Euclide. In a recent episode, the show took a ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Blog loses battle with group who says they are "compromising media"
New locally-focused arts show premieres tonight on tpt2
A citizen video journalism outfit is criticized for flying its banner in left field.
Need an escape? Drift off with this spacey video.
Could you survive three weeks with no Google, no email, no social networking? Three Carleton College students decided to try living for three weeks computer-free.
Bill Nelson is the Director of Correctional Services for Volunteers of America, Minnesota and Founding Director of the Women’s Recovery Center, a residential program for women in the process of leaving prostitution. Nelson is also the founder of the anti-violence agency La Oportunidad, Minneapolis ... More >>
Veteran journalist Matt Smith will be the new managing editor at City Pages, Village Voice Media announced today. He replaces Michael Tortorello, who is resigning to pursue other interests.
Hopkins resident and professional wrestling icon "Sheikh" Adnan Alkaissy has a new book about his life in Iraq and America, from going to school with Saddam to escaping the dictatorship to playing a Saddam-like character in America. Watch this fascinating July 15 interview on Twin Cities Public Tele ... More >>
This Sunday night, Twin Cities Public Television will rebroadcast the station's highest-rated production, Meth: Shadow Across America, and Life After Meth, two chilling documentaries co-produced by the Hazelden Foundation. The airing couldn't be more timely: Last week it was announced that meth-rela ... More >>
Paul Demko, Diablo Cody, and Dylan Hicks offer three takes on MPR's new baby
Another Pawlenty budget, another round of bloodletting
12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...
Chuck Olsen takes the first-person doc into the blogosphere
No party endorsement, a disastrous primary, and an opponent who attracts wealthy liberals: Can Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton revive her reelection campaign?
Public TV's capitol pledge drive
Joe Skelly's cable-access book show argues that the page is mightier than the screen
With her "Women in the Rejected Chair" series, DIY film curator Lisa Ganser screens shorts shunned by other showcases
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KTCA tried to survive the public TV wars by being bigger and better. Too bad the grants dried up and the talent jumped ship.