Jade

  Jade

The Current's Morning Show Producer and On-Air Host
Minnesota Public Radio
jade@mpr.org


Jade is assistant producer and fill in on-air host for 89.3 The Current. During her tenure, she's interviewed favorite artists such as the Decemberists and Girl Talk. In addition to The Current's Morning Show, Jade is also producer for The Current's Sunday night specialty show, "In the Studio," and for the live event series, "The Current Road Trip," which brings Current DJs and local bands to select cities throughout Minnesota. Before joining The Current, Jade worked at KJHK in Lawrence, KS, hosting its local music show, "Plow the Fields." She graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Journalism, minor in English, and is also an avid dancer.

  Jade Feature Archive

Broken Bells after the disco
With their second full offering, Broken Bells (Brian Burton, aka Danger Mouse, and James Mercer) are at the top of their game, letting go of any former walls and perfectly blending their musical worlds together. (02/17/2014)
Steve Seel and Jill Riley
How do Jill and Steve prepare for the Member Drive? This 80s-style montage video takes you behind the scenes. (02/13/2014)
Top 89
The Morning Show's Assistant Producer and Host Jade shares her top albums and songs of 2013. (12/02/2013)
Chris Ryding, founder of Minneapolis Underground 'zine and Compilation Volume One, talks to Steve Seel and Jill Riley about launching a fanzine and digital album in support of local bands known for playing smaller venues. Minneapolis Underground has its release party planned for Thursday, Oct. 10, at Lee's Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis. (10/09/2013)
Can Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros break free from the shadow of the behemoth success of their single "Home"? In their latest self-titled album, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros may have found something a little bit better: an album that can take the live essence of the band and feature it in a way that feels entirely sincere, experimental, and fun. (07/22/2013)
The band that used to sound free flowing and lo-fi now has an orchestrated feel with broader instrumentation and tighter playing. (01/27/2013)
Today Lynne spoke to The Morning Show's Steve Seel about giving the gift of food. They discuss the different local food options you can gift this holiday season. (12/19/2012)
Today John Moe chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about Walmart's huge promotion with Facebook and they look at ways to get help this holiday season if you are feeling a little overwhelmed. (12/18/2012)
Today Michael Rand chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about the return of local favorites to the field, and Chris Kluwe's recent tweet rants about focus. (12/17/2012)
Tiny Tim got married, Paul McCartney battled a limo fire and Elvis Costello refused to be censored on SNL Today in Music History. (12/17/2012)
Bob Dylan was on the cover of Rolling Stone, Phil Collins made his acting debut and David Bowie released a "golden" song Today in Music History. (12/13/2012)
Today <strong>James Norton </strong>spoke to The Morning Show's Jill Riley and Steve Seel about one man's beer mission and the monastery-inspired brewery that he built. (12/12/2012)
Today John Moe chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about the parents rallying together on Facebook to get rid of a bad Santa and Pinterest as the new America's Most Wanted. (12/11/2012)
Jerry Lee Lewis got married, Moby was attacked and The Jam played their last show as a band. (12/11/2012)
Today John Moe chatted with The Morning Show's Steve Seel and Jill Riley about the Pope joining Twitting and Facebook syncing up with your phone to automatically download all your photos. (12/04/2012)