The Weekend Starts Now: Alondra Cano and Monica LaPlante

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Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

The Weekend Starts Now taped its seventh show at Du Nord Cocktail Room on Thursday, July 23. This episode features the music of  Monica LaPlante.

This weekly podcast is a joint project of the Heavy Table and Secrets of the City, and it covers art, music, food, drink, culture, and more in the Upper Midwest. If you’d like to join us for the next taping, we’ll be at the Solar Arts Building on Thursday, August 6 (tickets available here).

You can follow and listen to the show on Soundcloud. And you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

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Hear the whole seventh episode here

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 1: INTRODUCTION

Taylor and James discuss deep dish pizza and the insane new show-themed glassware provided by the good people of Lift Bridge Brewing.

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 2: MINNEAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL MEMBER ALONDRA CANO

Minneapolis City Council Member Alondra Cano drops by the podcast to talk living wages, goats in the city, and on-demand television.

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Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 3: MONICA LAPLANTE

After a stellar pre-segment performance (and before a stellar post-segment performance) musician Monica LaPlante and bandmate Rory Donovan join Taylor Carik for an interview.

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 4: CHRIS MONTANA OF DU NORD CRAFT SPIRITS

Chris Montana, half of the dynamic duo behind Du Nord Craft Spirits, gets on stage to tell the distillery’s story and preview some exciting upcoming spirits (coffee liqueur! apple pie!).

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

SEGMENT 5: YOUR WEEKEND PREVIEWED

The upcoming weekend in food, drink, and events from the guys behind Secrets of the City and Heavy Table.

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

Bjorn Christianson / Heavy Table

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James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of Lake Superior Flavors, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a regular on-air contributor to Minnesota Public Radio.

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