Press Releases

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.

Kandace Heck Named to MPR Board of Trustees

April 20, 2020

Minnesota Public Radio has elected Kandace Heck as the newest member of its Board of Trustees. Heck currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Audit Executive at U.S. Bank.

MPR Appoints Sid Gandhi to Board of Trustees

December 11, 2019

Minnesota Public Radio recently elected Siddharth “Sid” Gandhi as the newest member of the organization’s Board of Trustees. Gandhi serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy and Enterprise Technology Officer at Securian Financial Group.

MPR News Names Stephanie Curtis Director of Programming

September 30, 2019

MPR News has named Stephanie Curtis as Director of Programming after an extensive national search. A veteran of the MPR newsroom, Curtis currently serves as Senior Producer of Audience Development and Engagement, a role she’s held since 2016.