Press Releases

Rock The Garden Completes Its Run

September 28, 2022

The Walker Art Center and Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current announce the summer music festival Rock the Garden will retire following a lauded final installment this past June.

Cathy Wurzer Inducted into Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

September 20, 2022

Cathy Wurzer, host of MPR News Morning Edition and Minnesota Now and co-host of Twin Cities PBS’s Almanac, was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame along with four other Minnesota radio personalities on Saturday, Sept. 17. The induction ceremony took place at Pavek Museum in St. Louis Park.

Rock The Cradle Returns July 10

July 1, 2022

The family friendly music and art event will take place at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Children’s Theatre Company  

Carbon Sound Launches

June 16, 2022

The Urban Alternative Project funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hits digital airwaves June 16, 2022.

The Current Celebrates New Staff

June 14, 2022

In addition to new program director and associate producer, The Current has also promoted a new assistant program director. 

Minnesota Public Radio Receives $56 Million Charitable Gift

June 8, 2022

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), a member of the American Public Media Group (APMG), announced today that it has received a cash gift of $56 million, the largest in the organization’s 55-year history, from an anonymous donor.