In celebration of our 50th anniversary, Minnesota Public Radio goes on a state-wide tour of cities, taking all three regional services to communities we don't get a chance to visit very often for in-person conversations, town-hall style discussion, live performances and a focus on the issues and culture that shape each community. On September 28th we visit Moorhead's Rourke Art Museum for our final MPR Day of the year. The event is free and open to the public.
9 - 10 a.m.: MPR News with Kerri MillerHost Kerri Miller will talk about northern Minnesota food traditions with guests:
Amy Thielen is a chef, a TV cook, and two- time James Beard Award-winning writer. She's the author of The New Midwestern Table, and Give a Girl a Knife.
Andrea Baumgardner is a Fargo native, who is the Chef and co-owner for BernBaum's, a restaurant-bagel shop in Fargo. She previously was the chef of Green Market Kitchen in downtown Fargo, she also worked in San Francisco, Los Angeles and for the Hotel Donaldson in Fargo.
Bruce Engebretson and his husband Bud Parker live near Osage, Minnesota, where Bruce runs a studio teaching crafts like weaving and spinning. Bud is retired from the US Navy, he is also the caretaker of Calvary Cemetery in White Earth, and a historian and family researcher. They both grew up in the area around White Earth and know the food traditions well.
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.: The Current with JadeJade broadcasts live interviews with local and traveling guests: Jonathan Rutter, Director and Curator at The Rourke Art Gallery and Museum, discussing the visual arts and heritage in Moorhead.
Fathom Lane - winner of the Local Music Exchange with Canada
Nate from Junkyard Brewery
Note: The Current's Local Music Exchange features live music at Red Raven, 916 Main Ave Fargo, ND, at 9 p.m.
3 - 6 p.m.: Classical MPR with Steve Staruch
Steve Staruch hosts a late afternoon program of classical music with featured performances from:
The Concordia Wind Quintet
Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Brass Quintet
Concordia College student vocal ensemble Tactus
Singers from the Fargo-Moorhead Opera
Join us Thursday, September 28 at Rourke Art Museum, 521 Main Ave, Moorhead, Minn. from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.