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.
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.
The Current Announces Kelsey Brannan as New Assistant Program Director
October 22, 2019
The Current has named Kelsey Brannan as its new assistant program director. Brannan’s name is one familiar to The Current, where she served as music assistant from 2014 to 2016.
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.