Minnesota Public Radio Announces 2018 State Fair Live Broadcasts, Performances
Aug 22, 2018
ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 22, 2018 — Minnesota Public Radio today announced its 2018 State Fair booth activities and MPR Day lineup.
MPR State Fair programming highlights
Classical MPR will host a Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration with Minnesota Opera on August 23.
August 31 is MPR Day at the Fair. Grab something on a stick and a cold beverage and enjoy a variety of activities at Dan Patch Park (formerly Carousel Park), including live broadcasts, a Bring the Sing event with Cantus, Mark Seeley’s Weather Quiz, a debate between the DFL and Republican candidates for governor, merchandise for purchase, meet and greet opportunities with MPR hosts, sponsor information & games and more. Celebrate the launch of Call to Mind, MPR’s mental health initiative, with the U of M’s Pet Away Worry and Stress with therapy animals, and afternoon yoga with Mary Bue Yoga.
The Current’s Music On-A-Stick, featuring Trampled by Turtles and special guests Lord Huron and Lissie is set for August 25. Tickets are $35. Tickets are available online at etix.com or by calling (800) 514-3849.
On August 25, The Current will host a Rock-the-Cradle pop-up event at the MPR booth, featuring family-friendly activities.
MPR Broadcast Booth
All broadcasts and performances will be held at the Minnesota Public Radio booth, at the corner of Judson and Nelson, unless otherwise noted. Visit mpr.org/statefair for schedule updates and more details.
MPR News can be heard on stations statewide, including KNOW 91.1 FM in the Twin Cities.
The Current can be heard on KCMP 89.3 FM in the Twin Cities, KMSE 88.7 FM in Rochester, KZIO 104.3/90.9 in Duluth, KCMP 103.9 FM in Austin, KGRP 107.3 FM in Grand Rapids, KCMP 97.5 FM in Hinckley, KCMP 95.3 FM and 105.1 FM in Mankato, and 93.5 FM in Saint Peter.
Classical MPR can be heard on stations statewide, including KSJN 99.5 FM in the Twin Cities.
All live broadcasts will be simulcast at mpr.org.
This schedule is subject to change. Visit mpr.org/statefair for updated information.
Thursday, August 23
9-11 a.m.: Political analyst Ken Rudin with Kerri Miller, MPR News Live Broadcast
1-2 p.m.: Classical MPR presents Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration with Minnesota Opera and host Lynne Warfel
Friday, August 24
11 a.m.-12 p.m.: MPR News Live Broadcast: Twin Cities PBS Almanac with Cathy Wurzer, featuring Mark Seeley, Brian Bakst and storyteller Kevin Kling
2-3 p.m.: Political discussion and debate with U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and State Rep. Jim Newberger, MPR News Live Broadcast
4-8 p.m.: The Current Live Broadcast with Mark Wheat
Saturday, August 25
10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Rock the Cradle Pop Up: Rock the Cradle music with games and more
3-7 p.m.: The Current Live Broadcast: Oake and Riley in the Afternoon with special guests from The Current’s Music-On-A-Stick show
6:30 p.m.: Grandstand: The Current’s Music On-A-Stick featuring Trampled by Turtles, Lord Huron and Lissie
Sunday, August 26
10 a.m.–1 p.m.: The Current Live Broadcast with Jade
3-8 p.m.: Purple Current celebrates Earth, Wind & Fire
Monday, August 27
9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Thank you Members! Special Activities from MPR Membership (while supplies last)
Tuesday, August 28
3-4 p.m.: Call to Mind’s Mental Health Myth Busters with John Moe, host of The Hilarious World of Depression
Wednesday, August 29
1-2 p.m.: Classical Live Broadcast: The OK Factor with host John Birge
Thursday, August 30
9-10 a.m.: NPR Ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen with host Tom Crann, MPR News Live Broadcast
10-11 a.m.: MPR’s Call to Mind Presents: Sean Sherman “The Sioux Chef” with host Tom Crann
1-2 p.m. Classical MPR Celebration: Pipedreams host Michael Barone
MPR DAY Friday, August 31
Dan Patch Park (formerly Carousel Park) near the Grandstand
8-10 a.m.: U of M’s Pet Away Worry and Stress with therapy animals
10-11 a.m.: Mark Seeley Weather Quiz, MPR News Live Broadcast
11 a.m.- 12 p.m.: MPR News Live Broadcast: Gubernatorial candidate debate between Congressman Tim Walz (DFL) and Hennepin county commissioner Jeff Johnson (Republican), hosted by political editor Mike Mulcahy
1-2 p.m.: Classical MPR activity: Bring the Sing with Cantus
1-3 p.m.: Yoga with Mary Bue Yoga
3-4 p.m.: Chastity Brown with Mark Wheat, The Current Live Broadcast
Saturday, September 1
3-7 p.m.: The Current Live Broadcast with Oake and Riley in the Afternoon
Sunday, September 2
10 a.m.-1 p.m.: The Current Live Broadcast with Bill DeVille
Monday, September 3
2-6 p.m.: The Current Live Broadcast with Mac Wilson