Below you will find ever evolving curated collections highlighting diverse, historically relevant, and special interest content. Each collection contains audio stories of a particular subject, represented in chronological order. Explore our state and its people!
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Have you ever wondered if cryptids are real? Have human and animal like beasts such as Bigfoot, the Lochness Monster, and Wendigos have really been seen? This collection has a variety of perspectives on cryptids, ranging from critics talking about their books on werewolves, to TV shows and how they portray vampires, to ghosts haunting local Minnesota locations, and to bigfoot hunters who reside here.
The MPR Archive team has gathered some Minnesota winter gifts of seasons past for all to collectively enjoy. Get something warm to drink, sit back, and let the tales commence.
Buffering the northeastern part of Minnesota, Lake Superior presents itself as majestic, moody, and mythical. Under its beautiful and haunting waters are fish and shipwrecks; along its shores are gale battered cliffs and scattered agates; on its surface are the kayaker and the freighter; within its history are the Anishinaabe and fur traders; and on land, environmentalist and business battle over it. This collection tries to capture a glimpse into of all of these and more in celebrating the wonder of gichigami.
Since our beginning, the stations and programs affiliated with Minnesota Public Radio and later American Public Media, have endeavored to create quality programming for the community and audiences we serve, in keeping with our mission of public service. We have been honored that so many of the talented individuals and teams and their programs have won prestigious industry and audience awards; the MPR Archive is proud to highlight and present these winners in a way that celebrate the award recipient along with the subjects, stories, and communities that demonstrate public media's meaning and impact.
The MPR Archives invites you to jump into the deep end of the music pool. Of course, this collection includes stories on Minnesota luminaries such as Bob Dylan, Prince, and Replacements; but there is an incredible amount of talent and sounds coming out of the land of 10,000 Lakes. This sampling tries to play homage to those many artists. Test your musical knowledge on the likes of the Hmong group Asian Invasion; transgender artist Venus; North Woods rappers Crew Jones; all-girl garage band The Continental Co-ets; Native American rock musician Jake Reum; throat singer Steve Sklar; or jazz vocalist Roberta Davis. Have fun taking a dip and exploring!
An MPR news program, broadcasting a variety of public affairs programming covering politics, education, business, world affairs, and sports. Shows were a mix of call-in discussions, interviews, speeches, debates, special presentations, live coverage, and documentaries. Longtime home of the popular hosts Bob Potter and Gary Eichten.