Mary Lucia

Mary Lucia

Host, The Current
Minnesota Public Radio
mlucia@mpr.org

Mary Lucia has earned a large fan base with her work as a broadcast personality, writer, actor and voice-over talent. Lucia began her media career doing evenings at REV 105, co-hosted mornings on Zone 105, and hosted a talk show, Somethin' Stupid, on 1500 KSTP.

From 1998 to 2001, she hosted the local music show Popular Creeps, a two-time Minnesota Music Award winner for "Best Locally Produced Show." For her work at The Current, Lucia has been voted best FM radio personality by City Pages seven times. In addition to her radio career, she has also appeared in commercials and in live theater productions.

Lucia likes cats and dogs more than people, wearing dead people's clothes and taking long walks off of short piers.


Mary Lucia Feature Archive

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On the day before the release of his new album, 'Love Without Fear', Dan Wilson visits The Current studio to play some songs and to chat with Mary Lucia. (04/14/2014)
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Between gigs at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis last night and Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee on April 1, Gary Numan and his band stopped by The Current's studio to play some tunes and to chat with Mary Lucia. (03/31/2014)
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Howler, who celebrate the release of their second album, 'World of Joy', tonight with a release show at the Triple Rock Social Club, stopped by The Current's studios to play their new songs and to talk with Mary Lucia. (03/20/2014)
Starting this Friday at 10 p.m., you can tune in to Mary Lucia's new specialty program, 'Rock 'n' Roll Radio'. How excited is Mary about this new weekly show? "Like a crazy person," she says. (03/14/2014)
Temples, a four-piece band from England, did not set out to make a modern-sounding record; their album 'Sun Structures' is filled with reverb-soaked vocals and fuzzy guitars that whirl around you like a 1960s or '70s blizzard of sound. (03/03/2014)
Continuing their extensive touring, Lucius played a sold-out show at The Cedar Cultural Center last Thursday, Feb. 20. That afternoon, they stopped at The Current to play an exclusive live show in the Forum at Minnesota Public Radio and to talk with Mary Lucia. (02/28/2014)
Ahead of their very sold out gig at First Avenue on Valentine's Day, Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner and Matt Helders came by The Current studios to record an intimate live in-studio session with host Mary Lucia. (02/14/2014)
Fresh from playing a gig at the Fine Line in Minneapolis last night, Brooklyn-based St. Lucia stopped into The Current's studios to talk to Mary Lucia and to play a few songs off their new album, 'When the Night.' (01/27/2014)
Ahead of their first show in over a decade at First Avenue on Friday night, Minneapolis punk quintet Run Westy Run stopped by The Current studios to chat with host Mary Lucia. (12/23/2013)
The third album from the Kentucky-fried rockers Cage The Elephant is the sound of a band having fun, oblivious to anyone outside the room. The band's mix of punk, '60s garage rock and '80s alt rock creates a brew that sounds surprisingly unique. (12/16/2013)
Afternoon host Mary Lucia's top music picks for 2013. (12/02/2013)
Touring in support of their new album (their first since 1999), Sebadoh stopped by The Current's studio after playing the Turf Club last night to chat with Mary Lucia and to play a few songs before hitting the road for Indianapolis. (11/12/2013)
Before their show at The Cedar Cultural Center, of Montreal (who are from Athens, Ga.) stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the new record, <em>Lousy with Sylvianbriar</em>, and to chat with host Mary Lucia. (11/04/2013)
Before his show at the Varsity Theater, UK hardcore/punk turned folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs and chatted with Mary Lucia about what band got him through boarding school with a certain royal prince, why a eucalyptus smelling Koala has to do with his single "The Way I Tend To Be" and what it was like performing with The Hold Steady at the Toronto Urban Roots Festival. (10/29/2013)
Before playing at First Avenue tonight as part of his Mike Doughty (Used To Be In Soul Coughing) tour, Mike Doughty stopped in to The Current's studio to do a live interview with Mary Lucia. (10/25/2013)