When you give a picture as a gift, it takes on a special meaning. There are several ways to display the photos is ways that will make it especially meaningful. Producer Kelli is here with her picks for photo gifts you’ve “just gotta have!”
This cold weather has a lot of folks talking about it, including Chris and Elizabeth!
Chris and Elizabeth have some breaking news to share…..we’ve got Pantone’s Color of the Year!
Mike Frattallone from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware says there is no reason to put up with the crowds and long lines at the mall when you go Christmas shopping. Not when the hardware store can hook you up. Mike is here with some of his favorite gift and stocking stuffer ideas from Frattallone’s Ace Hardware
Stillwater teen, Zach Sobiech, was introduced to us in 2012 when Ryan and Shannon from KS95 met him at the KS95 For Kids Radiothon. The radiothon raises money for Gillette’s Specialty Healthcare Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Zach was just one of the kids battling this disease.
Our cookbook lover, Elizabeth, chose some of her favorite cookbooks and paired them up with additional gift ideas that would be perfect for giving at the holidays.
Ryan and Shannon (from KS95’s Ryan and Shannon Morning Show) are at it once again raising funds for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Children’s Cancer Research Fund with their 15th Annual KS95 for Kids Radiothon.
Chris and Elizabeth have Christmas on their minds!
Local fashion designer and former Project Runway contestant, Christopher Straub, has used some pretty unusual “materials” to make dresses out of. Lettuce, duct tape, and newspaper are just a few of them. Now, he has moved onto using greeting cards for his next project! Christopher drops by to give us a peek!
There may be snow in the forecast but there’s a huge beach party going on at the Xcel Energy Center today! Emily went over to join in on the fun with the folks who are there for one reason: Jimmy Buffett is in town
Louie Anderson won our hearts all over again when we watched him compete on SPLASH this past spring. The very physical celebrity high diving competition inspired Louie to help others get in shape.
It’s the time to be getting your holiday cards so you can send them out in time. Mankato based Pear Tree Greetings
have come up with some unique cards to help make yours stand out. Pear Tree president, Stephanie Bottner, shows us what they’ve got.
We’ve all celebrated Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. The important shopping days aren’t over yet either. Today is Giving Tuesday, which means when you shop you can also be giving back!
Every month, Ali from Sidewalk Dog.com
, teams up with a Minnesota rescue to help one of their pups find it’s forever home. She introduces us to Cricket
, a lab and English Setter mix.
Chris and Elizabeth welcome you back after the long holiday weekend!
Some of the young men and women from the United States Naval Academy are home to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. Emily joined a few of the members to find out what it takes physically to see if she had what it takes to be a part of the organization.
Chris and Elizabeth chat about a few things, including the Twin Cities Live Mini-Thanksgiving celebration!
Chris and Elizabeth open the show with a little host chat. Plus Nordy from the Minnesota Wild
stops by with a chance to win tickets!
If you are planning to take advantage of the deals the stores have to offer for Black Friday, you should have a strategy to make the most of them. Style Editor for Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine, Allison Kaplan, has a game plan to help you brave the crowds.
Erika Winkels from Target is here with a sneak peak of some of the hot deals that Target is offering on Black Friday.
Traveling by airplanes has enough annoying things about it. Not enough leg room, small seats and all their delays are just a few of them. When you make the effort to avoid one of the headaches by packing in a carry-on to avoid checking your bag just to be told it’s too big once you get there, is enough to put anyone over the edge.
For the last decade, 89 year old Ed Barnett of Edina has volunteered with Junior Achievement. He’s been teaching economics lessons in elementary classrooms. Due to cancer, Ed needs to call an end to his volunteering but we still saw the impact he has made on one Shakopee school.
Chris and Elizabeth have a few things to chat about.
As an infant, Grace Scribner-O’Pray was a patient at Children’s Hospital. Now a high school senior who volunteers there. Her ability to handle critical situations with ease and efficiency inspired a whole new volunteer program in the emergency department.
The Voice finalist, Nicholas David
, along with On the Road on 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS host, Jason Davis
, took a trip to Puebla, Mexico with the non profit, Smile Network International.
The trip was to help children and families around the world. They join us, with the founder of Smile Network International, Kim Valentini, to talk about the wonderful things they did on this trip.
Chris and Elizabeth open the show with a little host chat. Our Rockstar Row is filled with members from Doing Good Together
. Doing Good Together provides families with volunteer opportunities. They are hosting a Family Service Night
at the Midtown Global Market tonight, November 22nd
Welcome to Twin Cities Live from Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
! We have some of our favorite chefs here to cook you up a whole Thanksgiving meal! Emily shows us around Mystic Lake to show us all the things they have to offer.
The Minnesota Quilters
is an organization with 600 volunteers who provide quilts and other handmade crafts to Twin Cities charities and hospitals. Co-President, Kathie Simon Frank dedicates her free time to sharing her talents.
Chris and Elizabeth chat about a few things first.
The holiday favorite, A Christmas Carol, is back at the Guthrie Theater. Emily went to meet some of the youngest members of the cast.
Twenty four year old George Hanscom felt like there was something missing from his life and needed something to fill the void. That’s when he found HYPE
. HYPE is a group of professionals who volunteer three nights a week tutoring kids from the Cedar Riverside Charter School three nights a week. Now George is helping middle school youths achieve their dreams.
Elizabeth and Chris chat about a few things at the beginning of the show.
Hair stylist, Deb Camasta, goes above and beyond sharing her talents. Every six weeks she makes a visit to the Ronald McDonald House
on the University of Minnesota campus to give the families who are staying there her salon services.
Chris and Elizabeth talk about what they did over the weekend.
Tech Producer Christian Unser and his panel of kid testers have been checking out toys all week to let you know if they are worth picking up for the holiday season. The newest NERF toys was put to the test.
The cast of Rancho Mirage
, playing at the Old Log Theater
have great chemistry on and off stage. Emily introduces us to them and finds out a little about the history of the Old Log Theater.
Elizabeth and Chris chat about a few things at the beginning of the show.
It’s no secret that kids find bodily functions funny. That’s the idea behind one of the toys that the panel of pint-sized testers checked out.
Emily introduces us to Tina McKissick, from Apple Valley, who has made a living out of being in action movies as a stunt woman. She gets a first hand look at the exciting job.
The holiday season is upon us and that means a lot of parties and get togethers. It’s always a nice idea to bring something for the party host. While gifts are not mandatory, once you see what TCL producer, Kelli Hanson, found you might just find yourself saying, “I just gotta have it!”
Chris and Elizabeth have a few things to talk about at the beginning of the show.
Chris and Elizabeth chat at the beginning of the show.
The dance team at the College of St. Benedict is preparing for another run at a national championship. Their pom performance in January took the title of Best in the Country and the team also made it to the finals in the jazz division. Dancers Sarah, Marissa, Ashley, Alexandra, and Brittany give us a taste of one of their performances.
The Furby was wildly popular in 1998 and now he’s back1 This time Furby has gone high tech. Plus My Little Pony also got an update. We put the toys to the test to see if kids like the changes.
Chris and Elizabeth welcome an audience of alumnae from the College of St. Benedicts! The college is celebrating its 100th year anniversary this year and in honor of their centennial, they are trying to raise $100,000 for student scholarships in a day.
Emily headed over to the Mall of America to meet Giada De Laurentiis who was there signing copies of her new cookbook, Feel Good Food.
The toy ads for the holidays are already out and the stores are stocking their shelves. The hottest toys will be on a lot of kid’s lists this year. Before you open your wallets, we assembled a panel of kids to give them a try and see if they are worth getting.
Jan Brett is an extremely successful children’s book author and illustrator with over 38 million books in print. To promote her newest book, Cinders: A Chicken Cinderella, Jan is touring cross country with her chickens in a tour bus!
Chris and Elizabeth chat about a few things at the beginning of the show.
Chris and Elizabeth chat about a few things. Plus, we remember one of our favorite Twin Cities Live regulars who just passed away.