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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit perform in the Forum at MPR

Jason Isbell performs in the Forum at MPR

Jason Isbell, along with members of the 400 Unit — specifically, Amanda Shires on fiddle and backing vocals, and Sadler Vaden on guitar — recently visited the Forum at MPR for a live session hosted by Brian Oake and Jill Riley, and performed in front of a live audience.

Watch video of the performance on The Current's website!

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Kerri Miller in the studio

This summer The Water Main partners with MPR host Kerri Miller, MPR News, New Orleans Public Radio, and Iowa Public Radio to produce a special week of live call-in shows as part of Flyover radio. The week-long special will look at the Mississippi River and how it influences the economy, culture and environment of the communities along its path.

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Wednesday July 18, Kerri Miller broadcasts LIVE with our partners at Iowa Public Radio in Iowa City. The discussion focuses on the importance of agriculture in the Mississippi watershed and how land use and runoff affect the river.

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