Press Releases

Rock the Cradle Coming to Mia June 9

May 2, 2024

Rock the Cradle, The Current’s annual, free event for kids and their grownups to explore music, art and culture returns Sunday, June 9, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) and Children’s Theatre Company (CTC).  

Gov. Walz Proclaims April 10 Minnesota Music Day

April 11, 2024

As part of The Current’s ongoing celebration of Minnesota Music Month, Gov. Tim Walz has proclaimed April 10 Minnesota Music Day. The Minnesota Music Day event also included performances by local musicians Anna Graves and Porcupine, as well as a look at the Minnesota Music Month Scouting Report.

Performance Today Selects Deborah Borda as 2024 Classical Woman of the Year

March 29, 2024

Performance Today, a national classical music radio program hosted by Fred Child from American Public Media, is pleased to announce that Deborah Borda has been named the 2024 Classical Woman of the Year. This prestigious title is awarded to exceptional women who have made significant contributions to the world of classical music art form and who provide inspiration for listeners.

Glen Nelson Center at American Public Media Group launches the third annual Next Challenge for Media & Journalism

March 5, 2024

The Next Challenge is a national startup competition seeking groundbreaking for-profit and nonprofit startups that will reinvent the media landscape in the coming decade. This year’s competition seeks to engage 400+ startups with $150,000 in grants to organizations transforming local news, building technology to power future newsrooms, and pioneering new ways of distributing content around the globe. 

“Sold a Story” wins prestigious duPont-Columbia Award

January 31, 2024

The groundbreaking investigative podcast “Sold a Story: How Teaching Kids to Read Went so Wrong” has been awarded a duPont-Columbia Award. The six-part series exposed a national literacy crisis and has led to calls for change in classrooms nationwide. Since the podcast, at least 15 states have changed laws regarding reading instruction.

American Public Media Group Announces Incoming Chief People and Culture Officer

October 10, 2023

American Public Media Group (APMG), including Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and American Public Media (APM), announce Roycie Eppler will join the organization beginning Nov. 6 as its Chief People and Culture Officer. In this role, Eppler will develop and lead equity, inclusion, diversity and access (EIDA) strategy broadly across the organization as well as head up its human resources function.