Senator Al Franken has represented the State of Minnesota in the US Senate since 2009. Before entering politics, he was one of the original writers and performers on Saturday Night Live.

He is also a best-selling author. His new book is Al Franken, Giant of the Senate where he tells the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. 

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Feb 27, 2013
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In top 25 college basketball, Minnesota beat No. 1 Indiana 77-73, for the fourth time in the school’s history. This is the third time Indiana has lost as the No. 1 team this season.

Elsewhere, Tennessee beat eighth-ranked Flordia 64-58 and 17th Wisconsin beat Nebraska 77-46.

In the NBA, Miami beat Sacramento 141-129. LeBron James had 40 points and a career-high 16 assists. Dwyane Wade scored 39 points.

Any Questions? #45

Jul 6, 2012

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel venture to the land of 10,000 trivia questions with a quiz about Minnesota.

Last week's challenge
Think of a 1960s number-one hit song whose title starts with the word LOVE. Rearrange the letters in the other two words in the title to spell something a band might record. What is the song and what is the thing?
Answer: The song is “LOVE ME DO,” and the thing is a DEMO.