Hennepin Theater Art Project

Hennepin Theater Art Project
Popular local artist Reggie LeFlore will be creating a mural on boards covering the entrance of the historic State Theatre. As part of Hennepin Theatre Trust’s mission of providing a platform for artists, the space will be used as a canvas to present art in unexpected places.  Photographer Drew Schingen introduces us.

Minnesota Comeback: Atomic Props & Effects

Minnesota Comeback: Atomic Props & Effects
Over the last several weeks, we’ve been sharing how businesses in our communities have had to shift what they’re doing to stay in business.  Atomic Props & Effects in Oakdale is one such company. Under normal circumstances you’ve likely seen their work across the country in places like Times Square, Lego Land, and in stadiums to...

Rebuild Twin Cities: Midtown Global Market

Rebuild Twin Cities: Midtown Global Market
Five Eyewitness News is working with the Neighborhood Development Center to help businesses recover and rebuild from the pandemic and the unrest we’ve seen in our community.  Midtown Global Market is a big part of that recovery effort.  Baba Letang, Midtown Global Market director, fills us in on this initiative. Text “GIVENDC” to...

Craftmade Aprons

Craftmade Aprons
In 2017, Kate Meier founded Craftmade Aprons.  The company is Minneapolis-based and is known for affordable aprons for anyone and custom aprons for chefs and hospitality professionals. The team at Craftmade Aprons became aware of a huge need in the hospitality community for extra financial support during tough times.  So they developed a...

Rose McGee & Sweet Potato Pies

Rose McGee & Sweet Potato Pies
Golden Valley resident, Rose McGee, felt a calling to do something when, back in 2014 Michael Brown was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.  She wanted to help the community so she started making sweet potato pies.  Those pies have been delivered all over the country and she’s getting national attention for her efforts. Rose...

Kamryn & Friends: Bracelets for Unity & Justice

Kamryn & Friends: Bracelets for Unity & Justice
Making friendship bracelets are like a right of passage for kids.  In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Kamryn Johnson and her neighbor friends have turned that craft into a movement, raising thousands of dollars.  The money they’ve raised is being donated to those affected by the recent riots.  Kelli Hanson chatted with Kamryn about her...

The Woke Coach

The Woke Coach
The Woke Coach was founded on the belief that the defining issue of our time is racial equality.  They help people become the best, most understanding, empathetic version of themselves when facing bias, allyship, and injustice.  The creator, Seena Hodges, joins us. Related link: Best to the Nest Podcast Link with Seena Hodges

Artist Adam Turman

Artist Adam Turman
We first got to know Minnesota artist, Adam Turman, at the Minnesota State Fair.  His take on Minnesota landmarks, legends, and locations has made him one of the hottest artists in town.  Adam joins us to fill us in on some new partnerships he’s involved with. Partnerships: Roseville in Bloom Leatherworks MN

An Astrological Time of Change

An Astrological Time of Change
Right now is a time of change in our world and this is certainly an astrological time of change.  There's a whole lot going on in the COSMOS right now.  Our intuition plays a major role in how we take in, make use of and enjoy the astrological happenings right now. Astrology is based on the belief that the positions of the stars and...

Delivery for Good Event

Delivery for Good Event
Former Twin Cities Live producer, Mike Marcotte  joins us to tell us about an event taking place on June 16 and 17.  Warner’s Stellian is donating $100 per laundry pair purchased from it’s Twin Cities stores to Open Arms.  The donation will go to help Open Arms deliver free, medically tailored meals to families living with...

Justin Sutherland

Justin Sutherland
Chef Justin Sutherland has been heavily involved in the community when COVID-19 forced things into a new normal.  He joins us to talk about what the new plans are for opening up restaurants and bars mean to him. For more information on The North Stands, click here.  To contribute to Chefs Feed Our Frontlines, click here.  Click here to...

Feeding Minnesotans

Feeding Minnesotans
Now more than ever, Minnesotans are looking for ways to help.  Executive chef and friend of the show, Lachelle Cunningham is doing what she does best – feeding people.  Photographer Drew Schingen caught up with her at the Good Acre Kitchen to see what she’s got cooking up. If you are looking to help Lachelle please contact her at...

Brands Giving Back

Brands Giving Back
It’s been truly remarkable to see how the Twin Cities community has stepped up to help this past week.  Local brands and businesses have also stepped up in huge ways.  Trend and Style Editor at Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Madeline Nachbar tells us about a few. Larissa Loden Flotsam + Fork  Barre 3 in Edina  Alchemy 365 

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen

Pimento Jamaican Kitchen
Since 2012, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen has been serving up authentic Jamaican street and comfort food.  In 2016, the owner Tomme Beevis, opened his flagship location on Eat street in Minneapolis.  Just this past week, that area has been heavily targeted by the riots.  Tomme joins us to discuss the action he took immediately to help his...

Windows of Hope

Windows of Hope
As stores begin to reopen, they are depending on local support to help build their business back up.  Molly McDougal, a local artist, is painting messages on storefront windows for free in the hopes of attracting more business.  Kelli found Molly's art at Rose & Loon in Rosedale Center and shares her story of “Windows of Hope”. To...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Our Programming Director, Mandy Tadych shares some of her ideas for Father’s Day gifts.  They are all “Dad-Approved” and they are all supporting local businesses. The Mock One Folding Hammock, $149.98 Get 15% off entire purchase with the code: TCL15 Craft & Vine Picklery  Available at Lunds &...

Neighborhood Support

Neighborhood Support
After the turbulent weekend, an outpouring of support was seen in the neighborhoods affected.  Photographer Drew Schingen went to one St. Paul neighborhood to see how it’s supporting those who had no way of getting food and supplies. For a chance to volunteer email at shaycaresinfo@gmail.com.  And for the latest or changing information,...

Dr. Bruce Corrie

Dr. Bruce Corrie
The public reaction to the death of George Floyd has made international news.  Dr. Bruce Corrie is a Professor of Economics at Concordia University. He works with immigrant and minority communities.  He joins us to talk about what’s happening.

Feed the Soul

Feed the Soul
The Lake Street protests left the neighborhood with little grocery options and forced food shelves to lock their door.  Stephanie March from Mpls. St. Paul Magazine explains how the food community is coming together to help. Click here for the entire article.