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The placard near the stool of his favorite Minneapolis haunt, Palmer’s Bar, remains and reads, “This place reserved for Spider John Koerner. Ten A.M. Till Noon.” Though the man may be gone, the indelible mark he left on the Dinkytown area of Minneapolis, helping to put the blues and folk scene happening there on the...
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Minneapolis Public Schools has a new Superintendent, and her name is Dr. Lisa Sayles-Adams. MPS Voices Executive Producer Manny Hill chats with Dr. Sayles-Adams about her background, the process of becoming the new Superintendent, and what her vision is for the future of the district. More Posts for Shows: School News, The Morning Show
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A regular business meeting of the MPS School Board has been noticed. : Nov. 14, Tuesday : 5:30pm : 1250 West Broadway Ave., Mpls Public comment process: https://board.mpls.k12.mn.us/comment Agenda and materials: https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Agenda/1807… Watch online: https://mps.eduvision.tv/liveevents Meeting notice: https://board.mpls.k12.mn.us/notices More Posts for Show: Jazz with Class
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with David Radamés Toro, Stage Director for the Minnesota Opera’s production of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, a mariachi opera showing at the Ordway through November 12th. https://kbem-od.streamguys1.com/kbem/20231108124814-CruzarLaCaraDeLaLuna.mp3 More Posts for Show: The Morning Show
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Jazz88’s Peter Solomon spoke with Sgt. Rick Denneson of the West Hennepin County Police Department about Crash Responder Safety Week, November 13 – 17. Sgt. Denneson says that the week was not just created to raise awareness about the safety of crash responders, but to encourage the driving public to consider their own safety in...
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Alonzo King Lines Ballet will perform an original work called “Deep River,” blending music from Jewish and African American spiritual traditions with a score by pianist, composer, and MacArthur fellow Jason Moran and vocals by Grammy-award winning singer Lisa Fischer. The work also incorporates compositions by Pharoah Sanders, Maurice Ravel, and James Weldon Johnson. The...
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Payments on federal student loans resumed in October after a 3-year pause. More than 800,000 people in the state of Minnesota have federal student loan debt. That debt, combined with state and private loans, according to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, has made the median loan for student borrowers in Minnesota nearly $24,000. Jazz88’s...
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Jazz88 Morning Show host Peter Solomon had the opportunity to sit down with Andy Mannix, Minneapolis Policing Reporter for the Star Tribune, about a curious feature on the murder of journalist Walter Liggett and the gangster accused of the crime, Isadore “Kid Cann” Blumenfeld. Blumenfeld was a Jewish immigrant who became extremely rich and influential...
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Minneapolis Public Schools is celebrating Latin American Heritage Month through mid-October. Jazz88’s Manny Hill joined MPS’ Office of Latine Achievement (OLA) Director, Marion Tizon, to talk about what the office has planned for celebrations, including a literacy event coming up in October, and how families can find out more information. Listen here: More Posts for...
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Minneapolis Public Schools’ Black Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) is hosting a back-to-school resource fair at Bethune Arts Elementary on Monday, September 18, from 6 – 8 PM. Jazz88’s Manny Hill spoke with MPS Engagement & Outreach Specialist, Tiki Blackamore, about the event, and what families can expect when they attend. Listen here: More Posts for...
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