State of Minnesota beer
Nov 20, 2013Join Rachel Anderson, Indeed Brewing; Justin Kaney, Bemidji Brewing; Patrick Sundberg, Jack Pine Brewery; Jeff Hahn, Dayblock Brewing; Rob Shellman of the Better Beer Society and others for a chat about the future of brewing in Minnesota.
Rethinking a Company Town
Nov 15, 2013Join us for a live chat at 10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 15) while the Daily Circuit broadcasts a special documentary about International Falls. Long a company town centered on an iconic paper mill, the border town is confronting a future in which the mill seems likely to play a lesser role. How do residents want or need the town to change?
Central conflict in "Medora:" How to change and stay the same
Oct 30, 2013Davy Rothbart, creator of FOUND Magazine and regular This American Life contributor, discusses his new documentary Medora with MPR News' Ground Level project.Medora is an in-depth, deeply personal look at small-town life, a thrilling, underdog basketball story, and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite the brutal odds stacked against them. On a grander scale, it’s a film about America, and the thousands of small towns across the country facing the same fight. As one towns-person told us, “Once we lose these small towns, we can't get them back."
Bushwhacking canoe country without a boat
Oct 29, 2013A chat with outfitter and guide Jason Zabokrtsky who just emerged from two weeks in the wilderness, bushwhacking his way from the depths of Quetico Provincial Park, through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and into Ely, Minn. He made the entire 80 mile trip without seeing another human.
14 questions and answers about MNsure
Sep 17, 2013MNsure, the state’s new online health insurance marketplace goes live in three weeks. Wednesday morning MNsure executive director April Todd-Malmlov joined MPR News for an online chat and answered 14 questions submitted by the audience.
Obama addresses the nation on Syria
Nov 20, 2013Reuters world editor Clare Richardson, online editor Mark Kolmar and community manager Margarita Noriega provide real-time coverage of events as they continue to unfold since last week's alleged chemical weapons attack in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.
Nov 18, 2013Now in its 43rd year, San Diego ComicCon has become a pop culture phenomenon that grew out of a 1970 comic book convention. This year, convention-goers are marking the 20th anniversary of "The X-Files," the 50th anniversary of "Dr. Who,' the launch of several new sci-fi and superhero movies and plenty of comic-book and fantasy ephemera for fans of all stripes.
Live coverage from the Associated Press, Twitter and MPR News curation.
Higher education on The Daily Circuit's Friday Roundtable
Apr 26, 2013This week on the Friday Roundtable, panelists will discuss the purpose of higher education. Given the costs of college tuition, the skills mismatch that many employers are reporting and the debt that many students leave school with, should higher education be aimed at training people for the workforce? Should its purpose be to create well-rounded citizens? Or is "education for education's sake" still a worthy goal?
Meet Astronaut Abby and astronaut Luca Parmitano
May 2, 2013Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Do you know what steps to take to make that dream a reality?
Join us as we welcome an aspiring astronaut and her professional astronaut mentor to see how each of them got to where they are today, and where the future might bring them.
Shooting the stars: Ask a photographer
May 2, 2013An online clinic of night photography: Learn how to shoot the stars with photographers Bryan Hansel, Heidi Pinkerton and Greg Marshall. [More at http://publicinsightnetwork.org]
Minnesota's Skills Gap
Apr 5, 2013Will enough Minnesotans have the right skills to fill the jobs needed to keep the state's economy humming in the coming decade? That question has been vexing employers, higher education officials, economic development experts and others for several years.
Answers to it vary with the field and with geography. But many of those people are trying to make sure residents have the right opportunities, employers have access to the right people and public entities play an appropriate role. This Ground Level exploration shows how the state, employers, private trainers and others are grappling with why some jobs in Minnesota are hard to fill.
Q&A: Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's chief geologist
May 2, 2013Tony Runkel of the Minnesota Geological Survey discusses sand deposits and mining operations in the state. Local communities currently determine the fate of mining applications, but some state lawmakers would like a more uniform statewide standard to sand mining, which has grown significantly since 2010.
Monday winter storm
Mar 18, 2013Another winter storm is blasting through Minnesota today with snow and wind. Here are some storm reports as they come in.
Chip Cravaack and Rick Nolan 8th District Debate
Oct 9, 2012Incumbent Republican US Representative Chip Cravaack and his Democratic challenger Rick Nolan debate the issues at a forum in Duluth sponsored by the Duluth News Tribune and the Duluth Chamber of Commerce.