Wurzer. Coffee. Repeat. Such is the morning ritual for so many Minnesota Public Radio listeners, and what a dynamite combo. A native of south Minneapolis, Wurzer boasts Minnesota bona fides as clear as her luminous, engaging voice. The longtime Morning Edition host will read you the news and pepper in celebrity birthdays, sure, but she also endears herself to audiences with an irrepressible love of the North Shore and obvious fascination with the weather. Ya know, like one of us. Wurzer, who also co-hosts TPT’s weekly news show Almanac with ex-husband Eric Eskola, brings all the intelligence we presuppose of public radio personalities, but with none of the pretense. She’s so goddamn pleasant you won’t even turn the dial during pledge drives—kicking in a few bucks to hear Wurzer every morning is a heckuva deal.
Readers’ Choice: Mary Lucia