Season 1

 

Episode 1: Conversion Therapy

This full episode of Minnesota Tonight's first episode features Cody Nelson and Aron Woldeslassie presenting the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing conversion therapy in Minnesota, an interview with Alec Fischer of Can't Convert Love, and music from the band Marsupial Suit.

Episode 2: Prison

Recorded on 1/25/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Aron Woldeslassie joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing issues with prisons in Minnesota, an interview with Josh Esmay of the Council for Crime and Justice, and music from Kaoz.

Episode 3: Police Brutality

This full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Aron Woldeslassie presenting the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing police brutality in Minnesota, an interview with Rod Adams from Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, and music from the band The Drug Budget.

Episode 4: Islamophobia

Recorded on 1/25/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Aron Woldeslassie joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing Islamophobia in Minnesota, an interview with Tamim Saidi of the Islamic Resource Group, and music from the band Braver.

Episode 5: Water

Recorded on 2/8/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Aron Woldeslassie joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing water quality in Minnesota, an interview with Pete Suecthing from Environment MN, and music from the band Avalon Moon.

Episode 6: MN Caucus

Recorded on 2/22/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Jonathan Gershberg discussing the Minnesotan caucus, an interview with MPR News' politics editor Michael Mulcahy, and music from LaQuess.

Episode 7: Target Field

Recorded on 3/7/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Lizzie Gardner joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing workers' rights in Minnesota, an interview with Ginger Jentzen and Robin Wonsley from 15 Now MN, and music from Katia Cardenas.

Episode 8: High School Graduation

Recorded on 3/21/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Alsa Bruno joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing high school graduation in Minnesota, an interview with Shakita Thomas from Assistant Director TRIO Educational Talent Search, and music from Night of Joy.

Episode 9: Trans Rights

Recorded on 4/4/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Lizzie Gardner joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg trans rights rights in Minnesota, an interview with Phil Duran from OutFront Minnesota, and music from Gentlemen's Anti-Temperance League.

Episode 10: Marijuana Laws

Recorded on 4/18/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Lizzie Gardner joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing legalizing marijuana in Minnesota, an interview with the Executive Director of MN NORML Marcus Harcus, and music from Sin7.

Episode 11: Liquor Laws

Recorded on 5/2/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Alsa Bruno joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing frustrating liquor laws in Minnesota, an interview with Leslee Mille from MN Consumers First Alliance, and music from Mississippi Hot Club.

Episode 12: Opioid Addiction

Recorded on 5/16/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Lizzie Gardner joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing workers' rights in Minnesota, an interview with River Ridge's admissions director Jenna Haupert, and music from Katana Da Don.

Episode 13: Rural Internet

Recorded on 6/6/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Lizzie Gardner joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing rural internet access issues, and music from The Anatomy Of.

Episode 14: Transportation

Recorded on 9/12/16, this full episode of Minnesota Tonight features Cody Nelson and Lizzie Gardner joking about the "State of Minnesota", Jonathan Gershberg discussing the frustrating development of public transportation in Minneapolis and St. Paul with Transit for Livable Communities' executive director Jessica Treat, and music from the band Willows.

Episode 15: College Graduation

In this full episode of Minnesota Tonight from 9/26/16, Cody Nelson and Lizzie Gardner joke about the biggest news from around the state (including Kevin Garnett and Bill Murray), Jonathan Gershberg talks about the issues surrounding college attendance in Minnesota before interviewing College Possible's Kumar Balasubrahmanyan, and then the Stringdingers play some fantastic bluegrass for the studio audience.