Posts Categorized: Press Release

Statement From Minnesota Public Radio Regarding Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion

NOVEMBER 29, 2017 CONTACT: ANGIE ANDRESEN 651-290-1373 ST. PAUL, Minn. – 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. Last month, MPR was notified of the allegations which relate to Mr…. Read more »

American Public Media Group Names Babette Apland to Lead New Mental Health Initiative

American Public Media Group (APMG) has named former HealthPartners executive Babette Apland as managing director of its new mental health initiative. The hiring of Apland marks the beginning of the organization’s ambitious five-year plan to bring public attention to mental health issues. In her role, Apland will lead a new national initiative to measurably raise… Read more »

American Public Media Receives $1.5 Million from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to Launch New Investigative Journalism Initiative  

American Public Media is receiving a $1.5 million grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to lead a new investigative journalism initiative with Southern California Public Radio (KPCC), Kansas City Public Media (KCUR), New York Public Radio (WNYC), and Public Broadcasting Atlanta (WABE). APM’s Peabody award-winning investigative and documentary group APM Reports will partner with… Read more »

Lynne Rossetto Kasper and New Splendid Table Host Francis Lam Offer Cooking Help Live on Thanksgiving Day

For nearly 15 years, listeners across the country have avoided Thanksgiving Day cooking mishaps by tuning in to The Splendid Table’s live call-in show, “Turkey Confidential.” This year marks longtime Splendid Table host Lynne Rossetto Kasper’s final year at the other end of the phone line—and she’ll be joined by the show’s new host Francis… Read more »

Hit podcast “The Hilarious World of Depression” Launches New Season

Media contact: Jen Keavy 651-290-1271 Hit podcast “The Hilarious World of Depression” returns for a second season with frank, moving and yes—very funny—conversations with comedians, authors, actors and musicians who have struggled with depression. Hosted by veteran public radio personality John Moe, the new season will feature 20 conversations with some of America’s favorite celebrities… Read more »

MPR News to Launch Live, National Call-in Show

Media contact: Angie Andresen, 651-290-1373 Following the success of Indivisible, a national program in collaboration with New York public radio station, WNYC, during the first 100 days of the Trump administration, MPR News is launching a new national show this fall: Flyover. The weekly, live, call-in show will focus on the big issues of modern… Read more »

Kids Science Podcast Brains On! Receives National Science Foundation Grant

The podcast from American Public Media and the Science Museum of Minnesota will team up to study impact of children’s podcasts on learning Saint Paul, Minn., August 7, 2017—  Brains On!, the science podcast for kids, from American Public Media, received a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to partner with the Science Museum of… Read more »

American Public Media Group Announces New CMO and Leadership Promotions

St. Paul, Minn., July 10, 2017—As it strives to serve more audiences, American Public Media Group has appointed a new chief marketing officer and promoted several of its senior staff to leadership positions. The changes consolidate oversight of some activities with an eye toward agility in an increasingly disruptive media landscape. “These changes will help… Read more »

MPR News Podcast Will Cover the Philando Castile Trial

  May 22, 2017— St. Paul, Minn. — With the trial of police officer Jeronimo Yanez in the shooting of Philando Castile slated to begin on May 30, MPR News is presenting a limited podcast, beginning today. Titled “74 Seconds” to represent the time of the fatal traffic stop, the podcast will look at the… Read more »

American Public Media Announces Formation of APM Research Lab and Analyst Group, To Be Led by Craig Helmstetter

Media contact: Jen Keavy Saint Paul, Minn., April 27, 2017 – American Public Media today announced the appointment of Craig Helmstetter as managing partner of its newly created APM Research Lab & Analyst Group. The Research Lab will be home to a team of data professionals who will use statistics and analysis to inform and… Read more »