MPR News Podcast, “74 Seconds,” Wins a Peabody Award
April 24, 2018
MPR News has received a George Foster Peabody Award for its in-depth reporting captured in the podcast, 74 Seconds. The award is the highest honor in broadcast media and is the fourth Peabody Award for MPR News and the tenth for American Public Media Group.
The Current to Launch New Stream – Purple Current – on April 6
April 3, 2018
The new stream offers listeners the best Funk, Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B and a “whole ‘lotta Purple.”
Minnesota Public Radio Focuses on Water Issues Throughout Month of April
March 28, 2018
Minnesota Public Radio has announced a month-long series of special programs and activities designed to raise public awareness of water resources. This unprecedented focus on a single issue will take place throughout the month of April, aligning with the worldwide celebration of Earth Day on April 22.
American Public Media Group Names Michael Lewis as General Counsel
March 7, 2018
After an extensive national search, American Public Media Group today announced it has hired Michael Lewis as the company’s new senior vice president & general counsel.
MPR Announces Capital Campaign to Make Transformative Investments to Deepen and Expand Its Public Service
February 28, 2018
As it begins its next 50 years of public service, Minnesota Public Radio has embarked on an ambitious capital campaign to invest in new programming, talented people, new technology, innovation and endowment that will enable it to serve more people who are consuming media in new ways. The campaign, “Inspired by You,” is slated to raise $75 million by 2020 and, to date, has raised $63.4 million.
The Current presents Toki Wright’s new program “Wright About Now”, beginning February 28
February 22, 2018
“Wright About Now with Toki Wright” is set to launch February 28 and will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Central Time. The 60-minute program will explore the world of hip-hop, R&B, soul and much more.
American Public Media Advances Innovation and Growth in St. Paul with Launch of Glen Nelson Center
February 20, 2018
American Public Media will look to expand the horizon of rising entrepreneurs and contribute to business development in St. Paul with the launch of a new and philanthropy-backed innovation center, The Glen Nelson Center, in addition to a startup incubator supported in part by $1 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The New York Times Brings Audio News Report The Daily to Radio with American Public Media
February 13, 2018
The New York Times’s audio news report, The Daily, will soon extend its current following of 4.5 million monthly unique listeners to the national radio audience. Beginning in April 2018, American Public Media (APM) will distribute a radio edition of the popular daily podcast to public radio listeners across the country.
Chris Thile Announces New Name of Show: Live From Here
December 16, 2017
Chris Thile announced to audiences on Saturday evening that the new name for his weekly variety show will be Live from Here. The host shared the news during the show’s live opening at The Town Hall. Produced by American Public Media (APM), Live from Here is the new name for A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile. Thile has hosted the program for the past year.
Statement From Minnesota Public Radio Regarding Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion
November 29, 2017
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is terminating its contracts with Garrison Keillor and his private media companies after recently learning of allegations of his inappropriate behavior with an individual who worked with him. NOVEMBER 29, 2017