A new play at the Children's Theatre Company portrays the tension and occasional conflict between Somali immigrants and African Americans. "Snapshot Silhouette" examines this cultural clash through the eyes of two 12-year-old girls, one Somali, one African American.
Minnesota boasts about a dozen Spanish language radio programs. Those programs serve the nearly 30,000 Minnesota Latinos who, according to recent census figures, say they don't speak English well or at all. But not many Spanish language programs broadcast in rural towns.
Jerry Battle, the central character in Chang-rae Lee's new novel "Aloft," loves to fly alone. It's the way Jerry gets away from his problems, and he's got a lot of those. He's nearing 60, and neither his dad, nor his grown children are doing well. His long-term girlfriend left him.
Hour 2 of Midday: Robert Janssen is one of Minnesota's best known birders. The 71-year-old Chanhassen resident is an author and co-author of several books about birds, including Birds In Minnesota. Janssen is the former president of the Minnesota Ornithologists Union.
Most people who visit Duluth spend some time sight-seeing on the waterfront. But the sounds of the harbor can be just as inspiring as the sights. A young composer has turned those sounds into music. Mainstreet Radio's Stephanie Hemphill reports.
Enhance your engergy. Mortgage rates hit rock bottom. Get your valium online. We're all painfully familiar with these kinds of spammer come-on lines. Rather than stew about spam, a group of independent musicians, the band 15-16 Puzzle, recorded songs based on spam subject lines.
Sculptor Aldo Moroni thinks big. Really big. His latest project sets out to chronicle the development of Western Civilization. He's building --- and rebuilding --- the ancient city of Babylon in his Northeast Minneapolis studio.
Throughout the first part of December, Minnesota Public Radio has asked listeners to join in the spirit of the season by setting new lyrics to old holiday tunes. The entries were judged and winners have been chosen.