On May 25, four Minneapolis Police officers stopped 46-year old George Floyd on suspicion of passing a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. After Floyd was forced to the ground and handcuffed, Officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on Floyd’s neck, ignoring Floyd’s complaints that he couldn’t breathe. While other officers stood by and prevented onlookers from intervening, Chauvin […]
Today on the show, we cover two extremely important and timely topics. First, we hear from Reveal journalist Aura Bogado about her recent reporting on family separation at the border and children held in immigrant detention centers during the pandemic. Then, we dedicate the second segment to a call-in conversation with Ali Muldrow about the police […]
Following their blistering AtwoodFest set this past July, Minneapolis-based funk sorcerer Jaedyn James and her eight-piece backing band The Hunger are set to invigorate those attending the 43rd annual WORT Birthday Bash at High Noon Saloon this upcoming Sunday, December 9th. While the expansive outfit has only released a handful of raw, soul-drenched tracks online, their regional touring, entry […]
Super Bowl LII was Sunday night, with Justin Timberlake taking the stage during the halftime show in Minneapolis. In this Hopefl Hot Take, our host Sarah Hopefl shares her thoughts about the performance.
Up until this year, Andrea Jenkins was best known as a poet, multimedia artist, the University of Minnesota’s Oral Historian for the Transgender Oral History Project and LGBTQ activist. With the election on November 7th, Jenkins can now add another line to her resume: Minneapolis City Council member. Jenkins won her ward with almost 70% […]
The 99ers plug it in and turn it up at 4:40 pm this Sunday on WORT’s Underground Stage. The 99ers are here to show off their philosophy: “BANG IT OUT, KEEP IT SHORT & NO MESSING ABOUT!!” For insight into their debut appearance in Madison, tune in to I Like It Like That on WORT with […]