Minnesota Now

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Minnesota Now
MPR News

Journalism that doesn’t take itself too seriously and puts people first. Live, down to earth, unscripted interviews that aim to inform and entertain. Tune in weekdays at noon mprnews.org.

Listen: Missed the show? Want to hear the individual conversations? Check out the podcast.

Minnesota music: One of the pillars of Minnesota Now is featuring great Minnesota-based music. Each month, we put together a playlist of the songs heard on our show so you can enjoy them, too. Here’s this year’s playlist.

Thank You, Stranger: Has someone ever taken you by surprise by doing something kind that made your day a little easier? Your life a little fuller? Our new series, “Thank You, Stranger,” looks at those special people and their impact. Read the stories here.

Connect the Dots: We’re asking community elders in Minnesota to share their wisdom and lessons learned about what really matters in life. MPR’s senior economics contributor Chris Farrell has been interviewing people 70 years old and older for insights that might prove useful to younger generations. Read the stories here.

Vital Signs: Each month we will debut topics important to your health and take a deep dive into medical news or what’s top of mind at the doctor’s office with family physician Dr. Jon Hallberg. Read the stories here.

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