People

WNBA Player Rachel Banham  

Rachel Banham is a shining star in the WNBA. She graduated from Lakeville North High School and had a huge career with the Minnesota Golden Gophers. She’s currently one of only 11 basketball players in NCAA history to rack up over 3,000 points in her collegiate career.

PAB's Packs  

Pia Phillips and Abbie Nelson are teenagers who are making a big impact. The best friends started PAB's Packs, a non-profit that gives back to teens who are ill in the hospital. The backpacks are stylish, but it’s what’s inside that really helps.

3/24 Host Chat  

Julia from myTalk 107.1’s Lori & Julia Show fills in in the co-host chair today.

"Pac-Man" Champ Billy Mitchell  

Billy Mitchell was the first person to ever play a PERFECT game of Pac-Man - that's every dot, every power pellet, every ghost and all without dying. He's in town to help the Minnesota Lottery promote their new Pac-Man scratch game and stopped by the TCL studio to show Steve and Julia from the Lori and Julia show on myTalk 107.1 his skills.

Kid Connection: Lizzy  

If you've picked up a coloring crayon lately, you know it can feel pretty nostalgic. Kids love coloring and crafting. Kid Connection child Lizzy fits that mold. Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson took the 10-year-old to the Textile Center in Minneapolis where she found out why finding a mom now is so important.

Minnesota Monthly: Spring Fashion  

Minnesota Monthly is celebrating 50 years. For its April issue, it’s all about spring fashion over the decades. We’re talking wardrobe, makeup and hair. The looks that are featured were inspired by each decade the magazine has been around - 1967, 1977, 1987, 2007 and today.

Little One Behind the Badge  

The "Little One Behind the Badge" gives readers a closer look to what a child of a police officer sees.

Wonder Women: Carissa Carroll   Back To Top

Elizabeth is launching a brand new series called “Wonder Women.”  She’s sitting down with women in our community who have overcome a personal struggle, found their passion and are willing to talk openly and honestly about what’s working in their life…and what isn’t. Elizabeth introduces us to Carissa Carroll, a woman who was shocked and disappointed by how she and her family were treated when their son was born with Down syndrome.  She's made it her mission to make the diagnosis and birthing experience of babies with Down syndrome different for other families. She created the non-profit organization “Jack’s Basket,” named after her son. The goal is to improve the way health care providers deliver the news of a Down Syndrome diagnosis and provide baskets filled with fun treats and important resources.

Secrets Around the Twin Cities   Back To Top

From free concert tickets to a restaurant that's like the State Fair year-round, TCL's Local Guy About Town, Mike Marcotte, rounds up some hidden gems worth knowing about!

3/20 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve is back from a couple days off and has many questions for Elizabeth about a viral video featuring a huge chicken!

"Dancing with the Stars" Charo and Erika Jayne   Back To Top

Elizabeth chats with Charo and Erika Jayne before their debut on March 20th, 2017 for the new season of "Dancing with the Stars"!

Kid Connection: Thelma   Back To Top

15-year-old Thelma loves to cook and bake and has even been known to make dinner for a crowd. But this young girl, whose friends call her "Telma" wants that kitchen to be in a permanent home, with a mom and a dad. TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson introduces us to Thelma in this Kid Connection. 

Good Company: Clingks   Back To Top

Ever poured a glass of wine and you set it down only to realize that you can’t figure out which glass is yours? A Golden Valley woman has solved that problem in a fun and creative way.
 
Stephanie Wiestling used to break stemware on wine glasses every time she’d wash them. So, she switched to wine glasses that didn’t have any. Only problem was, you can’t put charms on a glass that doesn’t have a stem. She solved the problem with address stickers. Those stickers would get stuck. Determined, Stephanie found a solution and started making her own. Before she knew it, people were buying them. Fast forward four years later and she’s in shows all over the cities and in stores across the country.
 

Sherlock Holmes Book Set in Minnesota   Back To Top

Former St. Paul Pioneer Press writer Larry Millett has penned eight books to date about Sherlock Holmes, including one based in Minnesota. "Sherlock Holmes and the Eisendorf Enigma" is his latest, and is a Twin Cities Live Book Club selection. Elizabeth chats with Larry about the controversy surrounding Sherlock Holmes authors.

3/14 Host Chat   Back To Top

On this Pi Day, Steve and Elizabeth recap the finale of "The Bachelor" and chat about some bizarre jeans at Nordstrom. 

3/13 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve recap their weekend, including Steve's trip to see "Grease" at the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres!

Oak Grove Middle School's "Hairspray"   Back To Top

The Twin Cities is known for its theater scene, but there’s one spot that may not come to mind at first. Oak Grove Middle School in Bloomington has a long list of talented kids who are about to star in “Hairspray”. The school version of the musical features over eighty student cast and crew members. 

Surprise Furnace Giveaway   Back To Top

For six years, TCL, along with Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning of Oakdale, have teamed up to give away furnaces to those who need them most. TCL's Mike Marcotte shares the good news with the latest recipient.

How to Hygge   Back To Top

Everybody’s talking about ‘Hygge.’ It’s the Danish concept of coziness that’s become a world-wide trend Bradley Traynor from myTalk 107.1 stopped by to teach us how to Hygge.

Good Company: Empty the Nest   Back To Top

Moving can be stressful, but one company says it doesn’t have to be. Empty The Nest started in 2010. It helps people with what they call wall to wall removal of personal items from their homes. They help offset some of the costs with a thrift store that they run.

Em’s Adventures: Minnetonka Cheerleading Champs   Back To Top

Minnetonka’s Varsity Cheer has become the first competitive cheer team from Minnesota to win two first place titles in one year. They got the titles at the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championships in February 2017. The titles included UCA Medium Varsity non-tumbling “National Championship” and UCA Large Varsity non-tumbling “Game Day Championship”.

Making Oprah Podcast   Back To Top

The new podcast, Making Oprah, chronicles how Oprah Winfrey became the most successful woman in television and built an unrivaled media empire.

"Power Rangers" Stars   Back To Top

Becky G is an accomplished musical actor and RJ Cyler recently appeared in the critically acclaimed movie "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl". But now they're both suiting up for the big screen adventure movie "Power Rangers". They stopped by the TCL studio for a visit before an event with fans at Mall of America. 

Kid Connection: Emmanuel, Angelina, & Maria   Back To Top

Kelli Hanson introduces us to three siblings who know the meaning of “together forever”.  Seven year old Emmanuel, 5 year old Angelina, and 3 year old Maria, who goes by Ree-Ree, have been looking for a permanent home for more than three years. Not only is it important for the three to stay together, separating them is not even an option.

Tyler Wisler’s Dos and Don’ts   Back To Top

Tyler Wisler has over 16 in the industry! He's been featured on hit shows like HGTV’s "design star'', ABC's "Good Morning America", and NBC's "George to the Rescue.''

A United Kingdom   Back To Top

“A United Kingdom” is about a king from Botswana who falls in love with a white woman from London. They marry and it causes international uproar. The movie is about love, courage and standing up for what you believe in.

Work Out with James Denton   Back To Top

Actor James Denton calls Chanhassen his home.  Steve headed over to Bring It! Studios, the gym James and his wife own.  James took Steve through one of his workout routines.

2/10 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth get a lesson on animal love from the Como Zoo!

Love Readings   Back To Top

Our producers found some interesting relationship statistics on the internet, just in time to celebrate Valentine's Day. Did you know that if you date for at least three months then it's likely you'll be dating for at least four years? This is according to Facebook's research on relationship statuses.

2/10 Rockstar Row   Back To Top

JDRF has led the search for a cure for T1D since our founding in 1970. In those days, people commonly called the disease “juvenile diabetes” because it was frequently diagnosed in, and strongly associated with, young children. Our organization began as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Later, to emphasize exactly how we planned to end the disease, we added a word and became the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  Today, we know an equal number of children and adults are diagnosed every day—approximately 110 people per day. Thanks to better therapies—which JDRF funding has been instrumental in developing and making available—people with T1D live longer and stay healthier while they await the cure.

Kid Connection: MaKayla   Back To Top

Thursday’s on Twin Cities Live, we feature one of Minnesota's waiting children. MaKayla is a 14-year-old that has been searching for the right match for several years. She’d like one or two moms, older siblings, and most important a dog. She told TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson she loves Pitbulls. And that’s when we found A Rotta Love Plus, a rescue organization that works to rehome Pitbulls and Rottweilers. MaKayla got the chance to interact with two Pitbulls and what it created was pure joy.

Advice for Booking an Alaskan Cruise   Back To Top

The landscape of The Great Frontier, Alaska, is breathtaking and taking a cruise to the 49th state to enter the Union is big in the travel world. Renata Faeth from AAA Minneapolis shares advice for booking a vacation of a lifetime, including three stops you need to include on your itinerary.

TCL In Your Town: Maple Grove, Elm Creek Park Reserve Tubing & Ice Skating Trail   Back To Top

We love it here in Minnesota. And as Minnesotans, we certainly embrace our winter! There’s plenty of fun to be had at the Elm Creek Park Reserve. They make their own snow and they have a tubing hill that is ten stories high. It’s perfect for adventurous folks of all ages. There are different tubing lanes and chutes to make it perfect for people of all skill levels. 

Kid Connection: Gabe   Back To Top

Thursdays on Twin Cities Live we introduce you to a child in Minnesota, that on the surface seems like any other kid. They go to school, they have friends, but on the inside something is missing and that's a place in a family. In this Kid Connection TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson introduces us to a bright smile. Gabe is a teenager who has found his people through his love of sports.

2/1 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth kick off the show by checking in with 5 Eyewitness News's Chris Egert on his chances to win myTalk 107.1's Manuary competition and get an update on his work with JDRF on behalf of his son Dakota. Click here to sign up for the JDRF One Walk, coming to Mall of America on February 25th, 2017.

SAG Awards with Lori & Julia   Back To Top

The biggest names in T.V. and movies gathered for the Screen Actors Guild Awards over the weekend.  But before any trophies were handed out, the stars walked the red carpet and talked to media from all over the world.  Including Minnesota.

Lori & Julia: SAG Awards Preview   Back To Top

Every year, Lori and Julia from myTalk 107.1 represents Minnesota on the red carpet for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Steve catches up with them before they head out this year to see what their game plan is.

Rapid Readings   Back To Top

Our Happy Medium, Jodi Livon, was recently featured in the Star Tribune. She’s written a new book, “Speaking the Language of Intuition.” In it she says everyone can be psychic.

Marjorie Johnson   Back To Top

We couldn’t have a celebrity show at Mystic Lake Casino without TCL’s biggest celebrity!  Blue Ribbon baker, Marjorie Johnson, is a celebrity in her own right and if you don’t believe it – just try walking around the Minnesota State Fair with the little lady!

The Danger Committee Performs Live!   Back To Top

The guys from The Danger Committee have been wowing crowds across the country with their incredible juggling and knife-throwing skills. They joined us live at our "Celebrity Spectacular" show at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel - and Steve got a chance to be a part of their act!

1/25 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about the passing of a Minnesota icon.  Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80.  Her show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show was set in Minneapolis.  And, Steve shows us a blog he came across. Breadfaceblog has had over millions and millions of views of a woman from Brooklyn smooshing her face into pieces of bread.  Steve thinks he’s onto the “next big thing! 

Mystic Lake: Feel Like a Celebrity   Back To Top

You don’t have to be a celebrity to feel like one at Mystic Lake. In fact, Club M gets you all sorts of perks. The more you play, the more you get.

Good Company: Makeshift Accessories   Back To Top

Northfield, Minnesota is a cute and quaint town that has several unique businesses. That includes a spot called Makeshift Accessories. Owner Devin Johnson takes what many of us might consider trash and he brings it to life.

Hockey Day Minnesota   Back To Top

The 11th annual Hockey Day Minnesota kicks off in Stillwater on Friday, January 20th, 2017. The two day event at Lowell Park will feature all sorts of match ups including the Alumni game between University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey teams. 

The Hilarious World of Depression   Back To Top

"The Hilarious World of Depression" is a new podcast spearheaded by John Moe, a Minnesota radio voice familiar to many listeners. In the series, John chats with big names in the field of comedy, including Andy Richter and Peter Segal, about their first-hand view of depression, divorce, and other mental health issues. John stopped by to share some stories from the series and how it could help those struggling with their own health.

Surprise Furnace Giveaway   Back To Top

Our latest furnace giveaway recipient is mom of two, Jennifer Johnson from Bloomington! If you need reliable heat and your budget is tight,  Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning can help.

Patriots Day   Back To Top

Patriots Day is a movie based on true events during the Boston Marathon bombings. It happened April 15,2013. The story does touch on terrorism and the search for the two men involved in the bombings. However, the big part of the story is a message of courage and love. It’s not just about being Boston Strong. It’s about having a strong country.

Kid Connection: CJ   Back To Top

Horse Therapy is a treatment that can physically and emotionally help to treat things like ADHD, anxiety, dementia and depression.

1/10 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth discussed a new study about the cost of raising a child - over $233,000 from birth to age 17! Plus, another study was a hot topic of conversation that said that people who swear just might be more honest people in the long run. 

Hidden Human Computers   Back To Top

During World War II dozens of African American women mathematicians were hired by NASA and a new book called, "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA is based on their story. Author and American studies professor, Duchess Harris is here to talk about this book she co-wrote with Sue Bradford Edwards.