January 30, 2019 - MPR’s Matt Sepic reports on the various ways Minnesotans are dealing with the brutal cold snap that hit the state. Amid some of the coldest weather in a generation, the Postal Service stopped delivering mail, schools closed, homeless sought shelter, a rail on the Blue Line cracked, Twin Cities hospitals saw a jump in frostbite cases, and there were broken water mains. Report is followed by an interview with John Storkamp, a runner in the Arrowhead 135 race.
January 23, 2018 - MPR News presents an investigative report on the accusations of "inappropriate behavior" against Garrison Keillor, the creator and longtime host of A Prairie Home Companion. Report also looks into the subsequent actions of Minnesota Public Radio abruptly severing ties with Keillor, numerous interviews, and details a timeline on the multiple accusations.
November 9, 2017 - MPR’s Matt Sepic takes a look back at the tenure of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, whose four year term left contradictions. It included key reforms in the police department and championing of a two-decade park maintenance plan that's centered around racial equity, yet also was marked by two high-profile officer-involved shootings, communication problems, and strife with the police chief.
June 14, 2017 - MPR’s Matt Sepic reports on struggle some mobile home park tenants face in getting a state law required storm shelter on park grounds. Segment includes interviews with tenants, landlord, advocacy group member, and government official.
April 24, 2017 - MPR’s Mat Sepic reports on 35 Minnesota deaths from opioids in April 2016. While the one death of Prince is well known, the others are not. Sepic talks with a few family members of those others lost to the opioid epidemic.
December 20, 2016 - MPR News with Tom Weber presents a program on The Dakota Access oil pipeline, which winds hundreds of miles from the oil fields of North Dakota to a pipeline hub in southern Illinois. In 2016, it was almost entirely built — except for a section under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir just south of Bismarck, N.D. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and a coalition of other groups camped out near the site of the river crossing in an effort to stop pipeline construction.
July 12, 2016 - MPR’s Matt Sepic reports that in central Minnesota, residents of Litchfield and Watkins are cleaning up after a late afternoon tornado on July 11th damaged homes and other buildings in those communities. The damage shows both the immense power of tornadoes and the precision of their destruction.
September 11, 2014 - MPR’s Matt Septic reports on a public discussion at Penumbra Theatre about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
August 29, 2013 - The Walker Art Center's popular Internet Cat Video Festival has a new venue: the Minnesota State Fair's Grandstand. MPR’s Matt Sepic provides a sound portrait of the festival and talks with audience members. Sepic also interviews Scott Stulen, Walker Art Center organizer, and Will Braden, cat video award winner for the popular “Henri.”
August 27, 2013 - MPR’s Matt Sepic reports on record heat in Minnesota, and how some are coping with it at places like the Minnesota State Fair and Minneapolis schools.