Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media Complete the Inspired by You Campaign with Over $98 Million Raised, Exceeding Five-Year Goal
March 1, 2021
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) and American Public Media (APM) announced today the successful completion of Inspired by You, an ambitious five-year campaign designed to address the rapidly changing digital landscape and make transformative changes to better serve audiences in Minnesota and beyond.
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.
Minnesota Public Radio Awarded $250,000 by Otto Bremer Trust to Enhance Cultural Fluency and Broaden Community Engagement
November 2, 2020
MPR has been awarded a $250,000 grant by the Otto Bremer Trust to build on work being done at MPR to increase cultural fluency within the organization and support new and expanded engagement with Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) communities across Minnesota.
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.
American Public Media Group Names Duchesne Drew as President of MPR Division
April 8, 2020
After an extensive national search, Jon McTaggart, president and CEO of American Public Media Group and CEO of Minnesota Public Radio, today announced that Duchesne Drew has been named president of MPR.
MPR Canceling and Postponing Public Events March 14-April 24
March 13, 2020
In response to growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, Minnesota Public Radio will cancel all public events beginning March 14 through April 24.
MPR News Launches New Initiative to Identify, Combat Disinformation
January 7, 2020
With the 2020 presidential election fast approaching, MPR News is inviting news consumers to inform themselves about disinformation and how to spot it.