Press Releases

Carbon Sound Launches

June 16, 2022

The Urban Alternative Project funded by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting hits digital airwaves June 16, 2022.

The Current Celebrates New Staff

June 14, 2022

In addition to new program director and associate producer, The Current has also promoted a new assistant program director. 

Minnesota Public Radio Receives $56 Million Charitable Gift

June 8, 2022

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), a member of the American Public Media Group (APMG), announced today that it has received a cash gift of $56 million, the largest in the organization’s 55-year history, from an anonymous donor.

Karen Richard Elected to MPR Board of Trustees

February 9, 2022

Minnesota Public Radio has elected Karen Richard as the newest member of its Board of Trustees. Richard is the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Andersen Corporation.

Star Tribune Partners with Minnesota Public Radio to Expand “Star Tribune Connect” Program, Providing Grants to Underrepresented Businesses

October 1, 2021

Star Tribune Media Co., Minnesota’s largest media company, today announced that it has expanded Star Tribune Connect, an innovative program to accelerate the growth of minority-owned businesses through advertising and marketing collaboration. Building on the success of the first year of Star Tribune Connect, the expansion is fueled, in part, by a partnership with Minnesota Public Radio,

The Current Names Diane Miller as New Local Show Host

August 18, 2021

The Current today announces the hire of local musician and journalist Diane Miller as host and producer of The Local Show. As the new voice of the show, Miller will offer The Current’s listeners a regular lineup of the best in Minnesota’s vibrant local music scene.