MPR’s Kerri Miller to host new national radio show from America’s heartland

Minnesota Public Radio News is launching a new national show this fall: “Flyover.” Starting September 10, the weekly, live, call-in show, hosted by Kerri Miller, will focus on “the big issues of modern American identity.” Miller will bring in perspectives from America’s heartland, inviting journalists from radio stations to discuss social, political, and cultural topics … [ Read more]

It’s spring, and that means Rosé season

Our Senior Editor, John Garland, appeared on Appetites with Tom Crann on MPR today, heralding the return of pink wine. Yes, as winter looses its grip and color returns to the trees, that means rosés of all kinds will be appearing on happy hour menus and wine store display tables across the Metro. How can you … [ Read more]

Want to Give to the Max today? Six ideas from The Growler

GiveMN, the organization behind today’s Give to the Max Day, launched in 2009 as a collaborative effort led by the Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make Minnesota a better place. GiveMN links donors with organizations to enable charitable giving throughout the year on its website, GiveMN.org. On Give to the Max … [ Read more]

Zimmern, Lawson, Pépin on this year’s “Turkey Confidential”

Every Thanksgiving, Lynne Rossetto Kasper opens the phone lines to solve your last-minute turkey conundrums. This year, she’ll have an all-star panel helping her out. Joining Lynne this year on The Splendid Table’s “Turkey Confidential” will be “Bizarre Foods” host Andrew Zimmern, cookbook author and food TV personality Nigella Lawson, and legendary chef and author Jacques … [ Read more]

David Campbell leaves The Current

Jim McGuinn announced today that Local Show and Radio Free Current host David Campbell has resigned from 89.3 The Current. His resignation is effective immediately. Campbell has worked for the radio station since 2007. H/T The Current

Rock the Garden 2014 Lineup Announced

The Current’s Rock the Garden show at Walker Art Center has become a perennial symbol of summer in the Twin Cities. Craft beer, locally made food, sunshine, fresh air, and not to mention great indie artists giving memorable performances—parking garage dance party from Dan Deacon and Low’s drone song, anybody?—all in the backyard of the … [ Read more]

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The Science of Beer Bottle Tapping

The Atom-Bomb Inside Your Bottle It’s a classic—and most infuriating—college prank. You crack open a new bottle of your favorite brew and your friend gives one hard tap on top of your bottle creating a volcanic eruption of suds gushing to the floor. Done right, the result of the beer bottle tap is an almost … [ Read more]