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Cathy Wurzer

St. Paul, Minnesota
Host, Morning Edition — Minnesota Public Radio

Heard on the radio. (Mn. Public Radio's Morning Edition host) Seen on TV. (TPT's Almanac program) Author. Filmmaker. Lover of horses, history and road trips.

How significant is the latest Alzheimer's research — A new insight into how a natural enzyme affects memory-loss in mice is getting a lot of attention for what it might mean for humans with Alzheimer's disease

Ryder Cup gets underway — The first round of the Ryder Cup is underway at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. The highly anticipated tournament, which started in 1927, pits a team of top American golfers against their European counterparts. It's unlike any other golf tournament. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with reporter Peter Cox shortly before the first players teed off.

Springsteen releases songs from the early days — Five previously unreleased tracks from the beginning of his career are part of a new Bruce Springsteen compilation "Chapter and Verse" which comes out today.

Record rainfall in some areas of central, southern Minnesota this week

Bee Gees' "You Should Be Dancing" number one 40 years ago — Today's Morning Edition music is from "You Should Be Dancing" by the Bee Gees which was number one on the Billboard pop chart 40 years ago today. It was the second Bee Gees song from the movie "Saturday Night Fever" to make it to number one and it was also the first chart-topper to feature Barry Gibb's distinctive falsetto singing voice.

As mentors, Alzheimer's patients teach next generation of doctors about care — Heavy rains expected for much of Minnesota Severe weather In Minnesota, as of this year, there are about 90 thousand people, over the age of 65 living with Alzheimer's. Marv Lofquist of Golden Valley is one of them.

Songwriter finds inspiration in MPR series on Bruce Kramer — Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Anna Schulze was so touched by the "Living While Dying" series that she wrote "Don't You Fade Away," featured on her new album "Pickford Market."

Navigating care for mental health is a challenge, even for an expert

Minnesota delegation among those that initially urged GOP rule change — It's day two of the Republican National Convention. There were some first-day fireworks yesterday involving delegates cool toward Donald Trump, including some from Minnesota.

The role of Facebook Live in the reaction to the Castile shooting — Many people are commenting on the remarkable poise of Diamond Reynolds as she captured her boyfriend's death on live video. This technology that allows Reynolds, and others, to take this action is relatively new.
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Oct 24, 2016

RT @HowThisEndsbook: Community conversations about living and dying well. New effort in Minnesota: 

Oct 24, 2016

Bill Murray wins Twain humor prize. Broadcast Friday on @PBS “As soon as I stop speaking, the pledge drive begins.” 

Oct 21, 2016

Our morning music is @SheilaEdrummer, ahead of Sunday's Purple Philanthropy Concert in honor of #Prince. 

Oct 21, 2016

A gift for weather geeks like me! A cloud ID wheel from the delightfully named "Cloud Appreciation Society"

Oct 20, 2016

Wishing #LosLynx good luck in tonight's WNBA championship final. Can't get to the game watch or listen!! ESPN2 or 106.1 FM.

Oct 20, 2016

RT @DoualyX: My @MPRnews story about Diwali (the Hindu Festival of Lights) airs tomorrow on Morning Edition with @CathyWurzer. G…

Oct 19, 2016

Trump/Clinton Round #3 in Vegas tonight. Our coverage starts at 8p. Settle in. Have snacks. Full analysis tomorrow a.m. @MorningEdition

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