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The jocks, the geeks, the preppies and the teacher’s pets? Not so much. Today’s high school seniors are busting stereotypes with their diverse activities and achievements.

If there is one word that best describes Maria Isa Pérez, it’s dynamic. The petite Latina hip-hop artist bounds through the door of Electric Machete Studios, an indigenous and Latino art collective on Smith Avenue, loaded down with a large computer bag and a hefty purse.

In celebration of the Capital City’s music scene, Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has declared 2016 the Year of Music. The initiative highlights the people, venues and sounds that make up the city’s diverse music community.

Dan Riggs is still amazed that the radio internship at KDWB he landed shortly after graduating from St. Paul’s North High School turned into a 17-year career as an on-air host for popular local stations also including Cities 97, KOOL 108 and WLOL.

“Meet them where they live” is an adage that Jeff Erickson, principal of Minnetonka High School, subscribes to—140 characters at a time, connecting with students in the Twittersphere.

Kailen Rosenberg travels the world to talk about love. People look to her for advice and tips for finding love, staying in love or reestablishing lost love.

You’ve heard her mellifluous voice over the airwaves as the delightful and engaging host of American Public Media’s The Splendid Table, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Like Pharrell, Madonna and Elvis, Danny McGleno is best known around the Twin Cities by one name—Klecko, a nickname given when he was starting out as a baker. Call him a Renaissance man: He’s the CEO at St.

Asked to describe a typical workday, Minnesota Public Radio news host Kerri Miller ticks off a busy agenda, which begins as soon as she gets up in the morning.

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