MPR News Programs and Podcasts


Morning Edition

Morning Edition 2024

Morning Edition, with Cathy Wurzer in St. Paul and NPR hosts in Washington and Los Angeles, brings you all the news from overnight and the information you need to start your day. Listen from 4 to 9 a.m. every weekday.

MPR News with Angela Davis

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Conversations about life in Minnesota and how the state is changing. Listen Mondays through Thursdays from MPR News starting at 9 a.m.

All Things Considered

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All Things Considered, with Tom Crann in St. Paul and NPR hosts in Washington, is your comprehensive source for afternoon news and information. Listen from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday.

Minnesota Now

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Live, down to earth, unscripted interviews that aim to connect, inform and entertain. Real people share real stories with Cathy Wurzer. It’s journalism that doesn’t take itself too seriously and puts people first. Listen Mondays through Thursdays at noon.

Big Books & Bold Ideas with Kerri Miller

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Host Kerri Miller holds in-depth conversations with authors about their books and ideas. Listen Fridays at 11 a.m.


Minnesota Today

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Minnesota Today from MPR News brings you the most important stories from around the state, on your schedule.

Politics Friday

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On Fridays at noon, MPR News political editor Brian Bakst discusses Minnesota politics and the latest from the legislature. Join us for interviews with lawmakers, candidates and more.

Climate Cast®

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MPR meteorologist Paul Huttner joins All Things Considered to talk about the latest research on our changing climate and the consequences we're seeing here in Minnesota and worldwide.

Cube Critics®

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Weekly art and culture chats with MPR News' Jacob Aloi, Alex V. Cipolle, Max Sparber and guests.

small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood

Small Change Podcast

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small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood is a podcast and learning platform highlighting smart, practical and collaborative money skills developed by people living with lower and unstable incomes. Hosts Chris Farrell and Twila Dang talk to community members who are redefining wealth and poverty, the value of community and the purpose of money. Money wisdom taught by the true experts — people who have learned from experience. From MPR News.

Art Hounds®

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Each week three people from the Minnesota arts community talk about a performance, opening, or event they're excited to see or want others to check out.

In Front of Our Eyes

In Front of Our Eyes Podcast

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In March 2021, the first of the former officers charged in the killing of George Floyd went on trial in Minnesota. Police officers are rarely prosecuted in such cases — and the world was watching. MPR News, which has followed this case in detail from the beginning, brings listeners updates on the monumental case, and the consequences it holds for the city and the country. Created in collaboration with American Public Media.

74 Seconds

74 Seconds

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In July 2016, the world watched a man die, live on their phones, after a traffic stop in suburban Minnesota. This is the story of that man, Philando Castile, and the officer, Jeronimo Yanez, who is about to go on trial in his death. It sits at the intersection of race, policing, justice and safety in America. A lot can happen in 74 seconds.

Living While Dying

Living While Dying: an ALS story

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Insights on life from a man facing death.

MPR News Ask a Bookseller

Ask a Bookseller Podcast

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Every week, The Thread checks in with booksellers around the country about their favorite books of the moment.

Rivers of Oil

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Oil. It’s in your tires, your makeup, your kids’ toys, your gas tank. And the pipelines that get it to you have become the focus of growing protests, from Keystone XL to Dakota Access. On Rivers of Oil from Minnesota Public Radio News, we’ll look at those pipelines buried beneath our feet, how they’ve come to the forefront of an epic tug of war between reliance and risk, and how we all have a role to play in this story.


Freshly baked episodes and segments.

Gov. Tim Walz says he’s happy with his current job, but says he’ll “listen to her” if Vice President Kamala Harris comes to him looking for a running mate. A state Senate ethics committee has postponed another hearing into DFL Senator Nicole Mitchell's felony burglary charge. The hearing scheduled for Thursday has been pushed off to a later date.
President Joe Biden's endorsement of Vice President Kamala Harris is getting mixed reviews among some voters. And the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center is seeking nominations for a woman veteran to name its new women's clinic after.
Democratic Congresswoman Betty McCollum is asking that President Joe Biden withdraw his bid for re-election. In a statement, McCollum calls on Biden to step aside and Vice President Kamala Harris to run in his place. The longtime representative for the east Twin Cities metro said Harris should choose Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz as her running mate.
Midwest transportation systems feel the brunt of climate change
Extreme heat and record rainfall is taking a toll on transportation systems across the Midwest. Journalist Kiely Price talks about how extreme weather events are impacting the structure of infrastructure.
The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport reported several dozen delayed or canceled flights Friday morning amid a global internet outage. Delta, Sun Country, Allegiant, United and American are among the airlines affected by the outage. And former President Trump closed out the Republican National Convention on Thursday night in Wisconsin.
As the RNC comes to a close in Milwaukee, local Democratic leaders say they haven’t heard of a behind the scenes campaign to pressure their candidate, President Joe Biden to step down. And the Minneapolis City Council has approved a contract with the police union that will provide a more than 21 percent pay increase over the next three years.
The Republican National Convention wraps up in Milwaukee Thursday night with a speech from former President Donald Trump. And the Minneapolis City Council decides Thursday whether to approve a tentative union contract that would make Minneapolis police officers some of the highest paid in the state.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other Biden-Harris campaign surrogates were in Milwaukee Wednesday to offer a rebuttal to Republican statements at their national convention. In Cohasset, Minn., about one million gallons of coal ash wastewater leaked from a power plant known as the Boswell Energy Center.
Minnesota's delegation to the Republican National Convention cheered enthusiastically Tuesday night as U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer took the stage. And the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board offered a final contract proposal Tuesday to leaders of the union that represents more than 300 park workers.