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Apollo Furnace Surprise  

For five years, Twin Cities Live and Apollo Heating and Air Conditioning have teamed up to give away furnaces to those in need. TCL’s Mike Marcotte surprised Charles O’Brien, a Saint Paul Vietnam veteran, with the gift of heat on live TV.

2/5 Host Chat  

Steve and Elizabeth welcome our Friday’s audience!

Kid Connection: Aleesha  

There are still hundreds of children in Minnesota looking for an adoptive family. That’s why on Thursdays, TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson introduces us to a school aged child in a group home or foster care. This week’s Kid Connection child is Aleesha. She’s a 15-year old 10th grader who loves to read, listen to music and hang out with friends. But Kelli wanted to give her a challenge – and asked her to step out of her comfort zone at Vertical Endeavors in St. Paul.

2/4 Host Chat  

Steve and Elizabeth are celebrating Friend Day!

2/3 Host Chat  

Steve and Elizabeth chat have a few things to chat about.

Twin Cities Producer/Director Making Marriage Documentary  

Former Twin Cities News Anchor, Joan Steffend and her husband, Joe Brandmeier have been married for 27-years. That got Joe thinking, “Why do so many say I Do?” That question sent Joe on a quest for the answer. He’s traveled all over the Midwest shooting a documentary about marriage. Joe stopped by our studio and is looking for more couples to get involved.

Wallace the Pit Bull's Legacy  

Wallace the pit bull was a rescue dog who had been targeted for euthanasia. Roo Yori adopted him, took him into his family, and eventually Wallace became a world champion. And all it took was a Frisbee.

Saint Paul Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt   Back To Top

The Saint Paul Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt started during the Winter Carnival back in 1952. Daniel Ridder, the publisher of the Pioneer Press at the time, was the brainchild of the event.  He thought it would be fun to print daily clues to help people find a hidden treasure chest. Daniel and his brother Robert hid the treasure chest in Highland Park. It was so popular that it continues today.

2/2 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth have a few things to talk about.

2/1 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve catch up from the weekend.

Crawly Creepy Critters   Back To Top

Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders is Como Park Zoo and Conservatory's newest exhibit featuring insects and things that crawl in the night. Como zookeeper Bree Barney stops by to introduce Elizabeth and Steve to some of the creatures you'll meet.

1/29 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things that caught their eye lately.

1/28 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things – including the newest project from one of Twin Cities Live’s favorite guests!

Good Company: Max Bats   Back To Top

Max Bats is in Brooten, Minnesota. Brooten is a small town of only 750 people. The town is small, but the business is big. Max Bats makes 40,000 wood baseball bats every year.

1/27 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve has a little fun with National Chocolate Cake Day!

1/26 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.

1/25 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve catch up over the weekend.

1/22 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve have a little fun with pizza and with Dave Dahl.

1/22 Movie Trip: 2016 Movies   Back To Top

2015 was a huge year for movies, with record-setters like "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and accolades for movies like "The Martian" and "Spotlight". But 2016 looks like it could be even bigger. Paul McGuire Grimes from Paul's Trip to the Movies shares the movies he's excited about in the new year.

Olympian Brian Boitano   Back To Top

Three-time Olympian Brian Boitano is not only a pro on the ice, but also in the kitchen! Brian stopped by the TCL kitchen to share his recipe for Mini Pastrami Sandwiches and chat about the 2016 U.S. Figure Skating Championships at the Xcel Energy Center.

How to Live Drama Free   Back To Top

We are helping you reset this year, to tackle all that 2016 brings. And for St. Louise Park native and Author, Jennifer Kern Collins, that means getting rid of drama and living The Drama Free Way. She says Drama exists for a reason. In fact she calls Drama an addition and part of social survival. In her new book, “The Drama Free Way,” she says living a drama-free lifestyle means taking care of your mind, body and spirit. Jennifer stopped by talk about her new book and to tell us why she thinks people indulge in drama.

Kid Connection: Markell   Back To Top

Thursdays on Twin Cities Live, we feature a child looking for an adoptive family. Before you meet them, it's up to us to find out what they're tuned in to. What is the one experience they really want? 15-year-old Markell told TCL Reporter Kelli Hanson that snowboarding was at the top of his list. So in this Kid Connection, Kelli takes us to Afton Alps and shows us how the snow brings joy to this young man.

1/21 Host Chat Back To Top

Elizabeth and Steve chat about a few things, including something about a favorite guest of Twin Cities Live.

Minnesota Icons: Where Are They Now?   Back To Top

Minnesota is the home of many American Icons.  Our friends at “Minnesota Monthly” checked in with 37 of those iconic people, places and things to check where they are now.  Editor of the magazine, Rachel Hutton, stopped by “Twin Cities Live” to tell us about a couple of her favorite.

1/20 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth talk about a few interesting things they have come across.

1/19 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.

1/18 Host Chat   Back To Top

Elizabeth has the day off so Kelli Hanson is filling in for her!

Making Personal Changes in the New Year   Back To Top

Jasmine Brett Stringer is the author of the new book "Seize Your Life". She shared a few of the lessons from that book to get you motivated in the new year to make some changes.

Psychic Reading: Big Change in 2016   Back To Top

Our Happy Medium, Jodi Livon, is one of our most asked about guests. So it wasn’t surprising when our email inbox filled quickly after we asked if anyone was looking to make a big change in 2016, but needed a little intuitive guidance. That’s how we found Sandy Swanson from Minneapolis. Jodi was able to pick up on her big decision.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi   Back To Top

The movie, 13 Hours: The secret soldiers of Benghazi is about the men who were part of the security team sent to protect an American compound. It’s based around those intense 13 hours during the 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya.

1/15 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.

"13 Hours" Cast Back To Top

The movie "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" is based on the true story of the attack on an American diplomatic compound in 2012. Emily Engberg had a chance to sit down with the stars of the film, including "The Office's" own John Krasinski.

Former Soldiers Depicted in "13 Hours"   Back To Top

Many of us have only heard about the 2012 attack in Benghazi from politicians. We spoke with three of the former soldiers who were in that fight. And we found out what it was like for them to help bring the movie "13 Hours" to life.

1/14 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth share their love for Adele and are bummed about not winning the Powerball.

New Brighton Snow Sculpture   Back To Top

It is 18 feet high, took hundreds of hours to construct and is a whole lot of fun. It's a snow sculpture that you have to see to believe. And it's in someone's yard! Emily takes us to New Brighton to meet two of the brothers behind the snow octopus. 

1/13 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve chats with folks about the $1.5 billion jackpot for the upcoming Powerball drawing.

1/12 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth discuss the hype around the biggest Powerball jackpot of all time.

1/11 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth discuss the topcs of the day, including the heartbreaking loss from the Vikings to the Seahawks.

1/8 Host Chat   Back To Top

Dez from KS95 fills in for Elizabeth today!

Kevin Hart and Ice Cube   Back To Top

"Ride Along 2", opening January 15th, 2016, stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. The guys have been on a major tour across the country promoting the film and made a stop at Mall of America to sit down for some fun with Emily. 

Kid Connection: Three Siblings   Back To Top

TCL's Kid Connection series began in 2015 to help hundreds of Minnesota school-aged children connect with an adoptive family. That family could be a single woman or man or even a couple with children of their own already. What all of these kids want is a place to call home. TCL reporter Kelli Hanson introduces us to 9-year-old Jaliyah, 8-year-old Antonia and 7-year-old Ranger, three siblings who say staying together is more important than anything. 

1/7 Host Chat   Back To Top

Since they didn't win the Powerball, Steve and Elizabeth are back in-studio. They chat about when Elizabeth covered the case of Steven Avery, the subject of the Netflix docuseries, "Making a Murderer."

1/6 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things.  Earlier, Elizabeth sat down with the new bachelor, Ben Higgins.

Extreme Sandbox   Back To Top

Randy Stenger got the idea to open “Extreme Sandbox” in Hastings when his kids saw some construction equipment and commented that it would be fun to use those vehicles. Randy agreed. Now Randy has taken his company in front of the “sharks” from ABC’s Shark Tank, and they loved his idea.

Trending Local Artists   Back To Top

TCL Set Designer and art consultant, Nicole Kappus Solheid, features four Twin Cities artists making great work you can add to your own home.

Em’s Adventures: Minnesota WILD   Back To Top

We love our MN Wild, but there’s a lot that happens off the ice behind the scenes to make the games fun, too. In fact, there’s a LOT that goes on. There’s a huge crew of people that work hard every game in all sorts of areas, including the control room and the guy who adds a little flare with music.  In today’s Em’s Adventures, Emily introduces us to the folks that make the fun for fans. She even gets in on the action by helping out Nordy. 

1/5 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve and Elizabeth chat about a few things to get the show started.

As Seen on TV Products   Back To Top

There are hundreds of products out there that claim to make your daily life easier. It’s big business with As Seen On TV products, but do they work? Emily is back with another round of interesting items.

1/4 Host Chat   Back To Top

Steve & Elizabeth reunite after the holidays and do a little catching up.

"Hockey Moms"   Back To Top

"Hockey Moms" is an 11-part "docuseries" following the hectic and fast-paced lives of four families obsessed with the sport. The show, produced by a Minnesota-based company, airs weekly on KSTP's sister station, 45TV. "Hockey Moms" Co-Executive Producer, John McCally, and one of the moms featured, Gwen Marty, stopped by with a preview.