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Prince Rogers Nelson left this universe behind on April 21, 2016, leaving fans worldwide in mourning. Maybe nowhere in the world has felt this loss as profoundly than Prince’s home state of Minnesota. And to The Current, a radio station from Minnesota Public Radio, Prince was more than an artist, he was our friend. That’s why, in memory of the Purple One, we’re sharing the many conversations we’ve had with musicians, critics, reporters and more about Prince: his life, his music and his legacy.

Prince Rogers Nelson left this universe behind on April 21, 2016, leaving fans worldwide in mourning. Maybe nowhere in the world has felt this loss as profoundly than Prince’s home state of Minnesota. And to The Current, a radio station from Minnesota Public Radio, Prince was more than an artist, he was our friend. That’s why, in memory of the Purple One, we’re sharing the many conversations we’ve had with musicians, critics, reporters and more about Prince: his life, his music and his legacy.
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Prince Rogers Nelson left this universe behind on April 21, 2016, leaving fans worldwide in mourning. Maybe nowhere in the world has felt this loss as profoundly than Prince’s home state of Minnesota. And to The Current, a radio station from Minnesota Public Radio, Prince was more than an artist, he was our friend. That’s why, in memory of the Purple One, we’re sharing the many conversations we’ve had with musicians, critics, reporters and more about Prince: his life, his music and his legacy.

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Episodes

Robyne Robinson remembers Prince's Vikings song, playful side

11/30/2017
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Robyne Robinson is a former TV news anchor and is currently the director of arts and culture at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. During her time as a news anchor, Robinson enjoyed a professional friendship with Prince. On a recent visit to The Current, Robinson spoke with Jim McGuinn, sharing some memorable stories from her time working with Prince, revealing a bit about the artist's playful side.

Duration: 00:14:59


3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis calls the Twin Cities home

4/22/2017
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3RDEYEGIRL guitarist Donna Grantis does an interview with Jim McGuinn, Andrea Swensson and Tom Weber on Minnesota Public Radio. 'There is a whole mix of emotions I am feeling,' Grantis says. 'Just hearing that music really does give me so much joy, and it makes me feel so good. I think it makes so many people all around the world feel good and comforted to hear that amazing music.'

Duration: 00:11:04


Interview: André Cymone's dad was in a band with Prince's dad

4/21/2017
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André Cymone does an interview with Jim McGuinn, Andrea Swensson and Tom Weber on Minnesota Public Radio.

Duration: 00:11:28


Interpreting Prince in American Sign Language

4/21/2017
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Shelly Lehner is an American Sign Language interpreter and a longtime Prince fan. Lehner was one of the ASL interpreters at the Prince tribute concert last October. 'If hearing people are going to a concert, and they're experiencing this loss of Prince, deaf people should be able to go to that concert as well, and have access,' Lehner says. Listen to Lehner's full story, and visit thecurrent.org to watch a captioned video of Lehner's interview, and to watch Lehner give an ASL...

Duration: 00:08:28


Har Mar Superstar on Prince's sexiness

4/19/2017
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Minnesotan sex symbol Har Mar Superstar tells Jade what made Prince sexy, how his music varied from suggestive to explicit

Duration: 00:02:13


Peyton remembers Prince

4/12/2017
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Jay Gabler talks with Peyton Scott Russell, a Minneapolis artist, about the period in the '90s when Peyton worked for Prince at Paisley Park and displayed art at Prince's club Glam Slam. Peyton also describes his decision to gild Prince's First Avenue star after the icon's death in 2016.

Duration: 00:51:31


Thundercat: 'a guy that was in love with life'

3/10/2017
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Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, talks about his favorite Prince song and a moment in the Prince film 'Under the Cherry Moon' that always makes him smile. Thundercat also shares a story from his brother, Ronald Bruner Jr., who worked as a session musician with Prince at Paisley Park.

Duration: 00:03:01


Susannah Melvoin on Prince

11/7/2016
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Susannah Melvoin reflects on Prince's tenderness and how she ended up co-writing "Starfish and Coffee."

Duration: 00:25:31


Slug from Atmosphere: 'Prince broke a lot of barriers for us'

11/3/2016
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Sean Daley, aka Slug, from the hip-hop group Atmosphere, talks to The Current's Andrea Swensson about what it was like to come up in the music industry while living in the same city as Prince. Slug describes how Prince broke boundaries and set new precedents in the music industry. And Slug also tells the story of how he once performed freestyle rap onstage with Prince, who improvised on piano.

Duration: 00:05:20