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MPR's Founder, Father Colman James Barry, O.S.B.


"As part of our 50th anniversary celebration this month, we honor our founding Chairman, Fr. Colman James Barry, former president of St. John's University." - Bill Kling, Co-Founder and President Emeritus, Minnesota Public Radio

Read Kling's reflections on Father Colman Barry, Order of Saint Benedict

    MPR's 50th Anniversary Block Party


    Save the date for MPR's 50th Anniversary Block Party!

    Head to downtown St. Paul on Saturday, October 7, 3 p.m. - 10 p.m for this free, family-friendly celebration that will feature all of our regional services (MPR News, Classical MPR and The Current) with live music, food trucks, art activities and more.

    Get details and plan to join us!

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      The Current

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      In the wake of Grant Hart’s recent death, many have been wondering about plans for a memorial service or tribute concert. Although Hart didn’t expect such a tribute, one will take place, says his widow — but not for a few months. The delay is, in part, to allow for the organization of a charity…

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      Daily Download: William Alwyn - Autumn Legend

      William Alwyn - Autumn Legend

      Get a free MP3 of William Alwyn - Autumn Legend, performed by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.