Shawntera Hardy, Vivek Agrawal Elected to MPR Board of Trustees
April 4, 2019
Minnesota Public Radio has elected two new members to its Board of Trustees. Shawntera M. Hardy, cofounder and Strategy Lead at Civic Eagle, and Vivek Agrawal, senior partner with McKinsey & Company, were recently appointed to the board.
The Current Joins AAA Stations Nationally in Celebrating International Women's Day
March 6, 2019
The women of The Current will present a day of programming celebrating women-identifying artists and their music, and across the nation, several AAA stations will join in celebrating International Women’s Day – a day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women globally – with all-day lineups of music by women, special online content, guest interviews and in-studio sessions.
The Current Names Brittany Lind as Duluth Local Show Host
March 4, 2019
The Current announced today it has hired Brittany Lind as host of the Duluth Local Show. In her role, Lind will oversee operations and lead audience engagement efforts and community partnerships at stations in Ely, Grand Marais, Hibbing, Hinckley and Duluth.
The Current Promotes David Safar to Head of Music, Artist and Label Relations
January 29, 2019
The Current announced it has promoted music director, David Safar, to the new role of Head of Music, Artist and Label Relations for The Current. In this new role, David is responsible for leading the direction of the music on The Current, The Current’s streams, and curation on digital platforms.
American Public Media Group Names Christine Phelps as SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
January 23, 2019
After an extensive national search, American Public Media Group (APMG) announced it has hired Christine Phelps as the company’s new senior vice president & chief human resources officer.
MPR News with Angela Davis to Launch Monday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m.
November 26, 2018
Starting Dec. 3, veteran Twin Cities journalist Angela Davis will host a new program on MPR News. MPR News with Angela Davis will air weekdays at 11 a.m. on 91.1 FM in the Twin Cities and on MPR News stations throughout the state.
The Current Invited to Take Part in Iceland Airwaves Festival
November 1, 2018
The Current has been invited back to broadcast at the Iceland Airwaves Festival, a four-day music event featuring hundreds of emerging musical acts from around the world.
Ken Holmen Elected to MPR Board of Trustees
October 8, 2018
Minnesota Public Radio today announced that Kenneth “Ken” Holmen, M.D., president and CEO of CentraCare Health, has been elected to MPR’s board of trustees. Dr. Holmen has led the St. Cloud-headquartered health system since January of 2015.
Sanni Brown, Sean McPherson to Premiere New Hip-Hop, R&B Show The Message on The Current
October 4, 2018
The Current today announced the launch of a new hip-hop and R&B show. The Message, hosted by Sanni Brown and Sean McPherson, will air Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. beginning October 10.
Alisa Roth Joins MPR Newsroom as Part of APM's Call to Mind Initiative
September 11, 2018
Roth will serve as MPR News’ first reporter dedicated to covering mental health.