October 23, 2015 - MPR’s Doualy Xaykaothao has a conversation with two Native American artists, playwright Rhiana Yazzie and writer R. Vincent Moniz Jr.
October 23, 2015 - MPR’s Doualy Xaykaothao interviews local playwrights May Lee-Yang and Saymoukda Duangphouxay Vongsay about “Hmong-Lao Friendship Play.”
September 30, 2015 - MPR’s Marianne Comb interviews writer and performer Roger Guenveur Smith about his play “Rodney King.” The one-man show, "Rodney King," is performed at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul.
July 13, 2015 - Next this hour, more arts- but art in Minnesota schools. There's been a lot of talk in Washington about updating the education law known as No Child Left Behind, but that law focuses on math and reading. What about arts education? MPR news has been inviting people from across the state to our studios to talk about several aspects of the arts community today- arts education.
February 27, 2015 - This week, a roundtable discussion on what it's like to be a first generation American.
January 30, 2015 - Now to the next writer in our Minnesota Writers Week series. Anton Treuer grew up on the Leech Lake reservation with a deep interest in history and language. He writes in the introduction to one of his books on Native history: "The borderland I grew up in was more than an awkward physical nexus of races and communities." Today-a conversation about how that "nexus" still influences his work and writing.
September 10, 2014 - Penumbra Theatre is hosting a conversation about events in Ferguson, Mo., where the killing of an unarmed young black man by a white police officer unleashed demonstrations and racial unrest.
August 19, 2014 - Louise Erdrich's latest novel, "The Round House," tells the story of a crime on a North Dakota reservation in 1988.
February 3, 2009 - abin fever season is upon us - the time of year when Minnesotans will do almost anything to kill the monotony. We'll join gyms. We'll take classes. But if someone invites you to join their book club, commentator Peter Smith says don't do it. No matter how tedious late winter gets.
July 17, 2008 - We've been talking with Trisha Dillion, a healthcare consultant in Rochester, Minnesota, Steve Piragis, who owns an outfitter in Ely, Minnesota... and Jon Zitur, who works for a large local lumber company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are among a group of people we've selected from around Minnesota to give us a first-hand perspective on the effects of the economic slowdown. We'll be checking in with them periodically over the coming months.