Press Releases

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.

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.

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. 

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.