Minnesota Public Radio at the 2014 State Fair

Plan your visit now by checking our full 2014 State Fair Schedule below! Schedule subject to change.

Thursday, Aug. 21


9 a.m.-11 a.m.: Kerri Miller hosts The Daily Circuit live broadcast on Climate Cast and home improvement
Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast: Sen. Amy Klobuchar talks with Mike Mulcahy
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live performance by Dolce Wind Quintet, hosted by Valerie Kahler
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mary Lucia
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring The Cactus Blossoms
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat

Friday, Aug. 22


Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast: TPT's "Almanac" with Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live performance by Ancia Saxophone Quartet, hosted by Elena See
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mary Lucia
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Chastity Brown
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat

Saturday, Aug. 23


Noon-1 p.m.: Tom Weber hosts Dave Peters and Elizabeth Dunbar discussing water, "Beneath the Surface" project
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Barb Abney
4-5 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Nikki Lane
6-9 p.m.: Radio Free Current with David Campbell

Sunday, Aug. 24


Noon-1 p.m.: --"Behind the scenes at MPR News" News Director Mike Edgerly answers questions
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mac Wilson

Monday, Aug. 25


11 a.m.- noon: MPR News live broadcast: Tom Weber hosts. Guests from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center
noon - 1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast: Tom Weber hosts a conversation about the economy with Chris Farrell
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR presents a live performance: Steve Staruch hosts the Minnesota Boychoir
3-6 p.m.: The Current broadcast with Mary Lucia
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance by Doomtree
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat

Tuesday, Aug. 26


Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast: Lorna Benson hosts Dr. Jon Hallberg to discuss a range of health and wellness topics. Presented with MPR's Healthy States initiative.
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast performance: Lynn Warfel hosts treVeld
3-6 p.m.: The Current broadcast with Mary Lucia
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance by Doomtree
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat

Wednesday, Aug. 27


Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast: Steven John hosts a conversation on weather with Mark Seeley
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live performance: Mindy Ratner hosts the MPR Choir
3-6 p.m.: The Current broadcast with Mary Lucia
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance by Doomtree
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat

Thursday, Aug. 28


Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast: Kerri Miller talks food with guest Andrew Zimmern
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live performance: Julie Amacher hosts members of the Minnesota Opera
3-6 p.m.: The Current broadcast with Mary Lucia
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance by Doomtree
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat

Friday, Aug. 29: MPR Day at the State Fair

Location: Carousel Park
10 – 11 a.m.: Radio Heartland/Wonderground live performance: Mike Pengra and Barb Abney co-host with guests The Ericksons
11 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.: Radio Heartland/Wonderground Radio Kids Dance Party with The Current's Barb Abney
Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast: Gary Eichten hosts conversation with A Prairie Home Companion's Sue Scott, Tim Russell & Fred Newman
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live broadcast: John Birge hosts VocalEssence
3:30-4:30 p.m.: Half Wits: A deep-fried sampling of Wits, served on a stick and full of stories, sketches, songs and games with host John Moe, John Munson and more

Location: MPR Booth
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Location: Grandstand
7 p.m.: Celebrating its 40th anniversary, A Prairie Home Companion returns to the Minnesota State Fair after a two year hiatus

Saturday, Aug. 30


Noon-3 p.m.: The Current Morning Show Live Broadcast
4:00 p.m.: 89.3 The Current presents MN Music On-A-Stick, a musical evening celebrating artists with roots in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The 2014 lineup includes Brother Ali, Doomtree, Bob Mould, Cloud Cult, Har Mar Superstar and The Cactus Blossoms

Sunday, Aug. 31


Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live on stage: Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis, Euan Kerr and producer Chris Roberts
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Bill DeVille

Monday, Sept. 1 (Labor Day)


Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast: Jim Bickal hosts a conversation with Howard Sinker, regular MPR Morning Edition contributor and digital sports editor for the Star Tribune
2-3 p.m.: Bill Morelock hosts a live performance by Saana Ensemble
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast with Mark Wheat
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, Guest TBA

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Visit the Lake Wobegon Store at our booth for your favorite MPR and public media gear! You'll find these Pretty Good Goods and more:
Lake Wobegon Family Reunion
MPR Icons Shirt
Music for Living Mugs
Live Current Vol 8
Downton Abbey Season 3
Summertime Grilling Guide

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