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MPR, The Current launch new weekly segment called 'The Warming House'

The program will feature feel-good entertainment amid the pandemic.

MPR News and The Current are launching a new program that will air Sunday nights on MPR News. 

The program, called "The Warming House," will feature music, games, uplifting news stories and laughs. MPR News's Nina Moini and The Current's Sean McPherson will host the show from their socially distanced studios, which will air at 7 p.m. starting this Sunday, a news release says. 

“The days are getting shorter and temps are dropping, and when you add in this time of social distancing, we need to find ways to warm our soul and feel connected,” Moini said in a statement. “This is one way we can give back to our audiences and have some sense of togetherness in what is normally the most social time of the year.”

"The Warming House" will feature regular segments that include a weekly vinyl record dive, a spotlight interview, trivia games, relationship advice, and "Binge-O," which is devoted to binge-worthy games, TV shows, movies and apps. 

“'The Warming House' is the dinner party you wish you could go to right now, but can’t,” said McPherson. “From the safety of your radio, Nina and I want to bring you that experience of fun, laughter, and feel-good entertainment. We’re excited to share this hour with listeners each week.”

"The Warming House" will air through the spring of 2021, with episodes available online after they air. 

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