Policy and a Pint

Policy and a Pint: The Looming Intergenerational War


If we're to believe the wave of recent articles in magazines and newspapers, there's a new inter-generational conflict brewing. Hear the conversation among Steve Seel, economist Chris Farrell from MPR News and Diane Tran from the young professionals group Minnesota Rising and, of course,the audience at the event.

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Listen to Bob Dylan's new single


Bob Dylan's "Duquesne Whistle" is the first song we get to hear from the singer's Tempest, the album he will release on September 11, 50 years and six months after the commencement of his recording career.

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Local Gig List: August 27-31


With so much of the media’s attention focused on the State Fair this week, it can feel like there isn’t much else going on. But that’s far from the case, especially as far as the local concert calendar is concerned. For help with your planning, here’s a list of our top picks for gigs this…

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The Local Show’s most anticipated fall releases


On this week’s edition of the Local Show, we shined a spotlight on some of the most promising albums that are expected to hit shelves this fall. Some will come from heavyweights whose names are probably already familiar to local music fans, but there’s also a crop of up-and-comers releasing promising debuts over the next…

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P.O.S.

P.O.S. performs at the Minnesota State Fair


Indie hip-hop collective Doomtree are among the most influential forces in the Twin Cities hip-hop community. Founding member, P.O.S., dropped by the MPR booth to kick it with Mary Lucia and perform for the crowd.

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Prince working with city of St. Paul to book outdoor show


Strong rumors are swirling today that the city of St. Paul is in talks with Prince to produce an outdoor event, and that it’s tentatively scheduled for September 15. It’s likely it won’t happen at Harriet Island or the Xcel, but in total Prince fashion, the city and Prince are exploring unique sites, including a…

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Coffee Break: MPLS/St. Paul

The sun set over the Twin Cities as smoke hovers over St. Paul

Crowds took to the streets for a third night in a row last night in reaction to the death of George Floyd. You can follow MPR News for coverage of breaking news in this ongoing crisis, but in the meantime, let's put together a set of music in honor of our Twin Cities that are experiencing painful unrest right now.

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Jeff Buckley

Today in Music History: Remembering Jeff Buckley


Ray Charles won a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording; The Beach Boys started a two week run at No.1 on the U.S. singles chart with "Help Me Rhonda"; Elvis walked off stage; and Jeff Buckley went missing, Today in Music History.

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