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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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Can Minnesota have clean water without regulating fertilizer?

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Minnesota farmers rely heavily on nitrogen fertilizer to grow the crops that help make agriculture a $75 billion industry. But the state has struggled to find the right balance between food and fuel production and clean water. The state held the first in a series of hearings about new regulations on fertilizer use Monday.

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Huey Lewis’s favorite Prince song is ‘Diamonds and Pearls,’ and other things we learned at the Starkey Gala

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The Starkey Hearing Foundation’s So the World May Hear Awards Gala draws celebrities of all kinds to St. Paul’s RiverCentre every year. Although Lin-Manuel Miranda had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict, attendees at yesterday’s gala still included music legends like Alice Cooper, Gloria Gaynor, and Paul Williams. The Starkey Hearing Foundation is…

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Hear rising star Kenny Broberg perform at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival

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Minnesota-born pianist Kenny Broberg has a remarkable attitude toward his musical career and performance routine for such a young man. He chats with us before his debut Tuesday night at the Minnesota Beethoven Festival, which you can hear live on Classical MPR.