Posts Categorized: Press Release

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 »

Francis Lam Wins Mulitple James Beard Awards

The Splendid Table Host Takes Home Three Awards (New York, NY)— April 26, 2017— The Splendid table is proud of its host Francis Lam who won multiple James Beard James Beard Foundation Media Awards Lam won two James Beard Foundation Journalism Awards. The first, for Best Column for his “Eat” column at The New York Times… Read more »

APM Reports’ In the Dark Podcast Wins a Peabody Award

The Podcast is the “best of the best” in the Radio/Podcast Category (Saint Paul, Minn.) — April 25, 2017— In the Dark, an investigative podcast by APM Reports, has received a George Foster Peabody Award for its groundbreaking reporting on the 27-year investigation of the Jacob Wetterling kidnapping.  The award is the highest honor in… Read more »

American Public Media Group Announces Record Audience Numbers

American Public Media Group announced record listenership during Fall 2016, based on data from Nielsen Audio. This was the second consecutive record-breaking survey period for weekly audience. American Public Media’s national programs reached a new record-high 20.6 million weekly listeners, a 10 percent increase over the previous year. Coverage of the 2016 election drove much… Read more »

American Public Media Group Appoints Amy Skoczlas Cole to Lead New Water Initiative

Media contact: Jen Keavy 651-290-1271 American Public Media Group has appointed strategic water and sustainability expert Amy Skoczlas Cole as managing director of its new national water initiative. The role will play an integral role in shaping and executing a national initiative for Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media that is designed to measurably… Read more »