Before Minneapolis became a hotbed for comedy, the local scene consisted of five guys in a basement bar doing their best to make people laugh. "Funny Thing About Minnesota... The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Twin Cities Comedy Scene" explores those wild early years. Author Patrick Strait and comedian Louie Anderson joined the Buzz to chat about the new book.
Twin Cities rock singer Mick Sterling is expanding his resume with another book, "And Else: A Version of Life According to Mick Sterling". Mick joined the Buzz to chat about what inspired the witty and thoughtful collection of essays. An official launch party is taking place this Thursday, Feb. 25th from 5 - 7 p.m. at Mancini's in downtown St. Paul. The event will also stream on Facebook.
The housing market is hot -- which means if you want to sell your home in the next year, you've got to do the work now. Realtor Mark Parrish from Lakes Sotheby's International Realty, joined the Buzz with the top 4 projects that will help your home sell for a higher price.
Dating can be an intimidating experience, especially for singles in their 40s and over. Relationship expert Alex Merritt joined the Buzz to chat about her tips for those a little older looking for love. Alex is also hosting a virtual conference this weekend, "I Declare Love". To register visit dessertanddiscussion.com
With vaccinations ramping up and cases of COVID-19 trending down, new questions are front and center. From double masking to spring break travel, Dr. Jill Foster from the U of M Medical School joined the Buzz to answer your top COVID-19 related questions.
Girl Scouts are making some changes this year to make sure they are able to sell their mouth-watering wares in a safe way. Scout Phoebe and mom Heather joined the Buzz to chat about this year's online options and the newest cookie in the lineup.
More college students are putting school on hold as they fight financial struggles during the pandemic. Credible Financial Expert Dan Roccato joined the FOX 9 Morning News to chat about ways students can secure financial aid and save money.
Perseverance will mark the first rover in nearly a decade to land on Mars. NASA's Dr. Asad Aboobaker joined the Buzz to chat about the landing and what the rover will study on the red planet.
For some COVID-19 patients, they continue to deal with a loss of smell for weeks or even months after testing positive. Dr. Bozena Wrobel, a specialist with Keck Medicine at USC, joined the Buzz to chat about how some patients are using smell training to get that sense back.
Zoë Francois has been a shining star of the Twin Cities baking scene for years and now she's getting her very own television series. Zoë joined the Buzz to chat about creating "Zoë Bakes" for the Magnolia Network and why you don't need any fancy equipment to get baking!
The signature voice is out with an empowering new album full of tracks inspired by a mix of genres. Joyann Parker joined the Buzz to chat about her new work "Out of the Dark".
Put the King Cake on standby! Food & Dining Editor for MSP Magazine Stephanie March stopped by the Buzz with takeout and dining ideas for Mardi Gras.
Nordic Food Geek Patrice Johnson stopped by with a recipe ready to impress on Valentine's Day. Her chocolate pudding cake is easy to put together and you probably already have the ingredients! Double Hot Fudge Pudding Cake Serves 9 This updated version of my mom’s (and Betty Crocker’s) pudding cake substitutes chocolate morsels for nuts, but you could also use fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) cherries. For the cake batter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1⁄2 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3⁄4 cup bittersweet chocolate morsels Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8–inch cake pan (or 11⁄2–quart casserole). In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Combine milk, butter, and vanilla in liquid measuring cup and add to the dry ingredients, mixing just until batter forms. Stir in chocolate morsels. Spread batter over bottom of prepared baking dish. For the hot fudge layer 1 cup packed brown sugar 13⁄4 cups boiling water 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder In a small mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar and 1⁄4 cup cocoa. Evenly sprinkle the top of the batter with mixture, then gently pour boiling water over the entire cake. Bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or cream and berries.
Kitchen Pantry Scientist Liz Heinecke is out with a brand new book, "Radiant: The Dancer, The Scientist, and a Friendship Forged in Light". The book explores the unlikely friendship between dancer, Loie Fuller, and scientist, Marie Curie. Liz joined the Buzz to chat about the true story of creative innovation sparked between the duo.
It's not a church, but it will feature great music! The Parkway Theater is hosting a new live music series, "The Church of the Lost Souls". Musician Billy McLaughlin will host the weekly shows. Billy joined the Buzz to chat about bringing back live music during the pandemic.
The Minnesota Orchestra is going out on a limb for their next virtual presentation.. a limb with monkeys, tigers, and violins! The orchestra is partnering with the Minnesota Zoo for "Musical Menagerie", a family concert that connects music and animals. Conductor Sarah Hicks joined the Buzz to chat about the wild offering.
The romantic record comes from a Twin Cities duo who know a thing or two about falling in love. Real-life husband and wife, Jennifer Grimm and Joe Cruz, joined the Buzz to chat about their first collaborative album, "I Love You."
Justice Alan Page was a force on the football field and behind the bench, he's now out with a new children's book, "Bee Love (Can Be Hard)". Justice Page joined the Buzz to chat about partnering with his daughter on the book and how he hopes to help people overcome their fears of the important insects.
The latest adventure from the Children's Theatre Company promises a family adventure... without leaving the house. "Mountain Goat Mountain" is an audio-led interactive experience. Artistic Director Peter Brosius joined the Buzz to chat about what makes the offering perfect for your family.
Dr. Madeleine Gagnon joined the Buzz to chat about the importance of preventative care and vaccinations for kids during the pandemic.