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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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On Thursday July 19th, Kerri Miller broadcasts LIVE from WWNO in New Orleanns, Tune in to hear how this city and other municipalities across the country are grappling with climate change while also working to improve equity and opportunity along the river.

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