December 11, 2009 — We talk with a guy from the Grantham Institute on why "adaptation" should be on the agenda in Copenhagen, and look into why "prostitution" is somehow on the agenda as well. Kermit the Frog stops by with a song about Iran, Sanden updates on the "discovery" of "dark matter" here in "Minnesota," and we hold our first annual Santa Round-Table.
December 22, 2006 — We're calling tonight's show "Lighting Up The Holidays: Feeding and fighting our light obsession." In the next hour we've got music, interviews, stories, and lots of voices -- including many guests and our audience members here in the UBS Forum. "The Smarts" are back as our house band tonight, with a new tune we're sure you'll be humming at least until New Years. Whether you're with us here at MPR, on the radio, your computer or MP3 player, thank you for joining us In the Loop.
September 22, 2006 — On the show this time: Kids on crime, Local hip-hop artist "Shakademic" rhymes on North Minneapolis , Poetry from inside Stillwater state pen, Local station KRYM goes "All Crime, All The Time", An interview with a 911 dispatcher, and more. Tonight, we'll explore crime through a prism of perspectives, from those who are struck by it, to those who commit it, to those whose lives are changed just by having it nearby. Along the way we'll have doses of rap, humor and music, and we're calling it "Crime Hits Home."