Host, Classical Music
Minnesota Public Radio
Mindy Ratner is a host and producer on the Classical Music Service of Minnesota Public Radio, where she is heard on weekends.
She began her career in public broadcasting following her graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working first for the local public television station and then for Wisconsin Public Radio.
She moved on to stations in Cincinnati and Philadelphia before joining Minnesota Public Radio in 1983.
In 1998 and '99, Ratner
took a leave of absence to work as a music host and producer for China Radio International
spare time is devoted to international travel; folk, ballroom and contradancing; singing in the Minnesota Chorale; her
two cats, and trying to stay ahead of the weeds in her
Mindy Ratner Feature Archive
Mindy Ratner, classical music host and host of the Chanukah special 'Candles Burning Brightly', shares a story about a menorah that's close to her heart. (11/30/2013)
MPR's Mindy Ratner discusses the creative process with Heitzeg. (09/29/2004)
held at University of Minnesota
The world's largest gathering of viola professionals, students, and enthusiasts was held at the University of Minnesota
, June 9-13, 2004.
MPR's Mindy Ratner interviewed many in attendance. (06/11/2004)
Pirates of Penzance
The Guthrie Theater closes its season with Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance." MPR classical music host Mindy Ratner sat down with Joe Dowling, artistic director for the theater and the operetta's director to find out why Gilbert and Sullivan's works last. (05/13/2004)
The Guthrie Theater closes its season with Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance." MPR classical music host Mindy Ratner sat down with Joe Dowling, artistic director for the theater and the operetta's director to find out why Gilbert and Sullivan's works last. (05/06/2004)
hosts a special hour of music for Chanukah reflection. (12/02/2002)
Mindy Ratner's China Chronicles
A troupe of 70 young musicians from the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies travelled through China for a concert tour.
The tour took the students through Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai to perform in some of China's most prestigious concert halls.
The musicians also toured some of China's historical sites, including the Forbidden City
, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Terra-cotta Warriors, the Grand Canal, and the old and new Shanghai.
MPR classical music host Mindy Ratner sent diary entries back to us during the GTCYS tour. (06/21/2001)
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