Press Releases

The Current Names Jade as the Station's Music Director

January 28, 2021

The Current is pleased to announce Jade as the station’s new Music Director. Jade has been a part of The Current’s team since 2008, getting her start as an overnight host. She can be heard on The Current weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will continue hosting her regular midday shift in addition to her responsibilities as Music Director.  

MPR News Named Report for America Host Newsroom

December 10, 2020

MPR News has been selected as a host newsroom with Report for America, a national service reporting program. The assigned journalist will focus on telling solutions-related stories that offer new perspectives on immigration and highlight people within the Latino community.

American Public Media Group Supports Launch of Lunar Startups as an Independent Nonprofit to Build a More Equitable Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

November 12, 2020

American Public Media Group (APMG) announced that Lunar Startups, a program of the organization’s Glen Nelson Center, is launching as an independent nonprofit with a mission to create a more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem. Thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, APMG’s Glen Nelson Center served as Lunar Startups’ program incubator for the past three years, making it possible for Lunar to now scale its impact as an independent entity.

Joe Goetz Named Music Director of Classical MPR

November 5, 2020

Classical MPR has announced Joe Goetz as its new music director. As Classical MPR’s music director, Goetz will oversee daily programming needs and classical music selections and will serve on the team dedicated to driving Classical MPR’s long-term strategies and goals, as well as those for American Public Media’s national classical programming.