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    Friday Five-pop culture cats/overlooked Halloween candies

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 34:16

    The final hour today starts with a Friday Five list of the best pop culture cats. Cory also dives into some Halloween talk and Heavy Table founder James Norton critiques Cory's list of the Halloween candies that deserve more respect. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Which Halloween candies deserve more respect?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 10:40

    James Norton, founder of The Heavy Table, joins Cory to talk Halloween candy, a great spot for cider in St. Joseph and much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Friday Five: the best pop culture cats

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 6:23

    What are the best cats of popular culture history? Cory lists his top choices in this week's Friday Five. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Gen Z taking power/the luck Packers/MPLS ballot questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 34:39

    Hour 2 of the show starts with talk about Gen Z workers taking control of office culture around the country. Cory also has some venting to do about the Packers getting another lucky victory and Kathleen O'Brien, former MPLS city council member and founder of Charter 4 Change joins to discuss Question 1 on the ballot this Tuesday in Minneapolis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why does the government of Minneapolis need an overhaul?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 10:25

    Kathleen O'Brien, former Minneapolis city council member and founder of Charter 4 Change, joins Cory to talk about the ballot questions facing voters on Tuesday and specifically Question 1 regarding the governmental structure in Minneapolis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What are Minneapolis voters actually deciding next week?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 10:13

    Do residents of Minneapolis know the details of the ballot questions they'll be voting on next week? Cory digs into the ballot questions and what the impact of the election could mean for the city. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Cory's Top 3/breaking down the MPLS ballot/Good Pup, Good Pick/What to Watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 34:02

    Hour 1 starts with Cory's Top 3 before taking a detailed look at what will actually be decided next week when Minneapolis citizens head to the polls. Later, we predict Sunday's Vikings game with Good Pup, Good Pick and Cory shares some scary movie recommendations in What to Watch. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What to Watch: Scary Movie Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 9:07

    Looking for some scary movie options this Halloween weekend that aren't the typical choices? Cory has three for you to check out and stream. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Tony from Wisconsin, Arradondo's opinions not welcome, bad gifts

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 27:03

    Tony from Wisconsin joins Cory to share his true feelings about the Timberwolves' dominance over the Bucks and the problems waiting to surface with the Packers. Cory also dives back into more talk about MPD Chief Arradondo and the public safety amendment and some of the worst gifts our listeners have ever received. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Wolves look great and the Packers have problems

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 10:46

    Cory catches up with Tony from Wisconsin and Tony feely admits two very big things: the Timberwolves looked great in their win over the Bucks and the Packers aren't nearly as good as their record would indicate. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kirk Cousins, bad gifts, Biden press conference

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 46:32

    Cory opens the hour speaking to Chrissy Holm of Premiere Sport Psychology about Kirk Cousins' performance late in game this year. After that, we talk about the shoehorn gift President Biden gave to Olivia Rodrigo this summer, ask about the worst or strangest gifts you've ever received, and we hear from President Biden in a press conference from the White House. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Kirk Cousins has transformed into a clutch QB!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 7:24

    How did Kirk Cousins turn himself into a QB you can count on in the big moments at the end of games? Chrissy Holm of Premiere Sport Psychology joins Cory to talk about how athletes prep themselves for the mental side of the game. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why wasn't Chief Arradondo consulted about new visions for public safety?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 10:26

    Cory speaks about the work MPD Chief Arradondo has done in his role and his strong words about the ballot amendment and the Minneapolis city council. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Today's Top 3, strong words from MPD Chief Arradondo, and promoting diversity in the brewing industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 32:16

    Cory's Top 3 leads off the show before talk about MPD Chief Arradondo's statement about not being included in talks about reimagining public safety in Minneapolis. Later, we also speak with Ben Smith of Surly Brewing about a new program to increase diversity and including in the brewing industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Surly Brewing promoting diversity in the brewing industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 5:51

    Ben Smith, head brewer at Surly Brewing, joins Cory to talk about the makeup of the craft brewing industry and why Surly is behind a new initiative to promote inclusion and diversity in the industry. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A statement from the MN Sports Misery Commission Chair on the 30th anniversary of game 7 of the 1991 World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 7:29

    The Chairman of the Minnesota Sports Misery Commission issues a statement and responds to a few questions from the media on the 30th anniversary of the Twins winning the 1991 World Series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Melvin Carter reacts to SPPD Chief Todd Axtell announcing he will step down

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 9:15

    St. Paul Melvin Carter joins Cory for a candid conversation about his reaction to the news that SPPD Chief Todd Axtell is stepping away from his role at the end of his term in June and what their working and personal relationships have been like over the years. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Qiana Hicks is working towards positive solutions for disadvantaged youth

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 11:44

    Author and IT pro Qiana Hicks joins Cory during this week's Positive Solutions segment to share her story of growing up in poverty, blazing her own trail to a better life, and using her skills and talent to begin a new venture aimed at improving the lives of children growing up in similar circumstances as she did. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Today's Top 3: Kyle Rittenhouse judge, new app reminding us of our mortality, Jeff Bezos' space station

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 6:50


    Cory's Top 3 includes talk about a ruling from a Wisconsin judge leading up to the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, a new app designed to motivate by reminding us of our mortality, and plans for a new space station courtesy of Jeff Bezos. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    One Hit Wonder Wednesday

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 4:43

    Which 90s one hit wonder jam do you think was the better tune? Today we have I Love You Always Forever from Donna Lewis vs. Better Days by Citizen King. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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    Dan Gladden shares memories of the 1991 World Series and game 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 10:56

    Twins legend and broadcaster Dan Gladden joins Cory to talk about game 7 of the 1991 World Series on the 30th anniversary and the many emotions and big moments that filled the game and the entire series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What charges could be filed due to the shooting on the set of Rust?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 11:22

    Who could face charges in the accidental shooting death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust? Could Alec Baldwin face criminal charges or a lawsuit? Attorney Mike Padden joins Cory to answer those questions and speculate on what the charges could have been if the incident happened in Minnesota. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Working together to prevent veteran and military suicides

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 6:39

    Cory speaks with Dr. Lisa Kearney of the Veterans Crisis Line about the current rate of suicide among current military members and veterans. Plus, advice on how we can connect with military members to address mental health struggles and help prevent suicides. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Chad Hartman joins for some MN sports talk on the Wolves and 1991 World Series anniversary

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 11:12

    What happened to the Wolves last night? Chad Hartman joins Cory to talk about what he's seen so far this season from the Wolves and to look back at 30 years since game 6 of the 1991 World Series. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Virtual reality being showcased at Twin Cities Film Fest

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 11:24

    Brian Skalak of Rem5VR joins Cory to talk about the growing world of immersive reality entertainment and an exciting new event happening tomorrow night with Twin Cities Film Fest. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Today's Top 3: MPD Chief Arradondo, rising energy prices, military and veteran suicides

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 6:48

    Cory's Top 3 touches on the work and even keel leadership of MPD Chief Medaria Arradondo, energy prices that could be rising for Xcel customers, and the rising rate of military and veteran suicides. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Celebrating 30 years since the greatest moment in MN sports history

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 8:20

    30 years ago today Kirby Puckett sent the Twins to game 7 in the 1991 World Series with an 11th inning homerun. Cory looks back at the moment he calls easily the best in Minnesota sports history. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Facebook will be fine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 10:10

    Facebook continues to be under fire for their algorithms and questionable business practices. Cory says that while we all hear the news, accounts aren't being cancelled and Facebook will be here for a long time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Who do you believe was behind the assassination of JFK?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 11:25


    The government is delaying the release of classified documents related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Do you believe any of the conspiracies surrounding the event? What is the government concerned about regarding the release of the documents? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


    How do you know if a concert is good?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 11:27

    Did the Rolling Stones put on a good show at US Bank Stadium last night? How can you tell if a concert was great or not unless something goes horribly wrong? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Batman was hacked!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 12:34

    Greg Scott, the Batman of cybersecurity, had his email hacked! How did it happen and what is he doing to recover from the damage? Batman answered those questions and discussed more cyber crime topics with Cory. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Pete Najarian finally admits he loves wine coolers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 9:43

    Pete Najarian joins Cory with plenty of talk about inflation, Gopher football, the hard seltzer market and his secret love for wine coolers. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Be careful with OTC hearing aids

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 10:08

    The FDA is proposing to allow hearing aids to be available to the public over the counter. Is that a good idea? Starkey Hearing President & CEO Brandon Sawalich joins Cory with his insight into the work and research that goes into producing hearing aids at Starkey and why he's worried about the reputation for hearing aids if they are available over the counter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Should PJ Fleck be more popular around the country?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 10:09

    The Gophers got another big victory Saturday and currently sit at 5-2 on the season. Is PJ Fleck getting enough respect from other coaches and the rest of the college football world? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Today's Top 3: Gophers, hyperinflation, OTC hearing aids

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 6:27

    Cory begins the week with a Top 3 talking about another victory for the Gopher football team, moving from inflation to hyperinflation, and the FDA proposal to make hearing aids available over the counter. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hockey talk with Jess Myers on the Wild and college pucks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 10:17

    The Rink Live hockey writer Jess Myers joins Cory with talk about the hot start to the season for the Wild and a big weekend in Minnesota hockey that includes the Gophers in a home-and-home series with UMD. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Real Men Wear Pink ambassador Eric Becker

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 9:30

    Eric Becker joins Cory to talk about his family's fight with breast cancer since his wife was diagnosed in 2016 and why he continues to lead in the fight today with a fantastic event happening next weekend. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The story behind a new film about loving the people you have in your life right now

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 9:21

    Alia Tarraf, co-director of A Hidden Star, joins Cory to talk about the film screening Sunday at Twin Cities Film Fest and the messages behind the story about breast cancer, friendship and memories. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Director Joe Nyquist tells us about the magic of Tapeball

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 10:19

    A new documentary called Tapeball is screening at the Twin Cities Film Fest. Cory spoke with director Joe Nyquist about his work to highlight a game being played at a 'Field of Dreams' in Isanti, Minnesota. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How did a prop gun fire and kill the cinematographer on a film set?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 8:55

    How did a prop movie gun in the hands of Alec Baldwin actually fire and kill someone on set? Cory can't figure out how this tragedy could have happened. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What to Watch!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 5:23

    Cory is extremely excited about one new film that's new to streaming this weekend. Check out his interest in Dune and a couple other new items you could watch tonight. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Friday Five: Best Rolling Stones songs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 7:18

    They've got dozens of hits, but what are the best five songs from the Rolling Stones? Cory gave the list during this week's Friday Five. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Today's Top 3: Alec Baldwin accident, supply chain worries, working when we want

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 6:26

    Cory's final Top 3 of the week touches on the accidental shooting involving Alec Baldwin on a movie set, getting tired of hearing about supply chain problems, and working when we want. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Attorney Mike Padden isn't surprised by Mohamed Noor's new sentence of 57 months

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 10:34

    Attorney Mike Padden joins Cory to talk about why he believes the judge was not lenient with Mohamed Noor's resentencing and why Noor's trial defense strategy was a mistake from the beginning. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What does Wolves coach Chris Finch think about an opening night blowout win!?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 10:21

    Timberwolves head coach Chris Finch joins Cory to speak about a fantastic win on opening night, the play of Anthony Edwards and others, and why he chose to get involved as a board member with Second Harvest Heartland. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why are fewer people getting married than ever before?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 11:18

    Fewer than 30% of people between 18-34 today are married. Why has there been such a huge drop in the marriage rate over the past few decades? Dr. Love of ALL IN Therapy Clinic joins Cory with insight into that topic and many more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Mohamed Noor's resentencing hearing can teach us a lot about love and empathy

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 6:11

    Mohamed Noor's resentencing hearing featured a statement of forgiveness from Justine Damond's fiancé Don Damond. Cory spoke about that beautiful moment and what we all can learn from it as humans. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Today's Top 3: vaccinations for the kids, Winston Smith, TC real estate

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 7:27

    Today's Top 3 has Cory talking about the White House planning to distribute COVID vaccines to kids around the country, the latest with the cases of Winston Smith and Mohamed Noor, and our hot Twin Cities housing market. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    John Schuster says this is the hottest seller's market he's ever seen

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 8:50

    Real estate star John Schuster describes the current housing market in the Twin Cities as 'meteoric!' John joins Cory to talk about what's happening right now and why. Plus, is the market primed to cool down soon? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How quick will you be to vaccinate your kids?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 8:58

    The White House has a plan to get the COVID vaccine into the arms of kids between 5-11 as soon as the FDA approves it. Will your children be first in line or are you hesitant even if you've been vaccinated? Cory dives into the discussion with how he and his family are approaching the situation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    CEO Ethan Casson on building a winning culture with the Wolves

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 11:00

    Timberwolves and Lynx CEO Ethan Casson joins Cory on opening day for the Wolves to talk about his excitement for the season and the work to build a winning culture with the team. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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