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CEO of MPR’s parent company to step down following blowback on racial and gender equity issues

CEO of MPR’s parent company to step down following blowback on racial and gender equity issues

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Pioneer PressAmerican Public Media Group CEO Jon McTaggart announced Tuesday he will step down from his position following pressure from employees and listeners who are asking the company to step up its racial and gender equity.Earlier in the day, a group of unnamed employees of Minnesota Public Radio and its parent company, APM, launched a website, , where they shared a list of demands “to improve our company culture and our news coverage.”McTaggart, who is one of the highest-paid public media CEOs in the...

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Longtime MPR reporter Marianne Combs resigns after she says #MeToo allegations against a Current DJ were dismissed

Longtime MPR reporter Marianne Combs resigns after she says #MeToo allegations against a Current DJ were dismissed

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Pioneer PressLongtime Minnesota Public Radio News arts reporter Marianne Combs announced her resignation from the station Monday .Combs, who has worked for MPR for 23 years, wrote that she has spent the past two and a half months gathering “testimony from eight women who say that (a DJ for MPR’s The Current) sexually manipulated and psychologically abused them” but that “my editors have failed to move forward on the story.”The man has not been publicly identified by Combs or MPR, which is based in St. Paul.When...

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Twitter users hail protest coverage from an unlikely source, WCCO sports director Mike Max

Twitter users hail protest coverage from an unlikely source, WCCO sports director Mike Max

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Pioneer PressWhen the COVID-19 pandemic shut down all sports and other live entertainment events, it left media outlets with the question of what to do with reporters who cover such events.As the protests over the death of George Floyd intensified over the weekend, WCCO-TV decided to send its veteran sports director Mike Max to the frontlines.Twitter users took note, initially with skepticism. But Max — who grew up in Gaylord and has worked for WCCO radio and TV since 1998 — soon won Twitter over with .“Since...

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Sven Sundgaard speaks out for the first time since getting fired by KARE

Sven Sundgaard speaks out for the first time since getting fired by KARE

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Pioneer PressTelevision meteorologist Sven Sundgaard publicly addressed his sudden departure from KARE for the first time Tuesday night.“Many have asked me about KARE11’s post regarding my employment and separation from employment,” Sundgaard wrote in and Instagram accounts. “Here’s what I have to say about that for now: I disagree with and dispute my former employers claims and I am considering my options at this time. Thank you again.”Last Friday afternoon, KARE-TV surprised viewers and local media when the NBC...

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A dozen Twin Cities radio stations will play ‘Purple Rain’ Friday to mark First Avenue’s 50th anniversary

A dozen Twin Cities radio stations will play ‘Purple Rain’ Friday to mark First Avenue’s 50th anniversary

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | | Pioneer PressFirst Avenue officially turns 50 on Friday. Joe Cocker was the first musician to perform at the former bus depot on April 3, 1970.The downtown Minneapolis nightclub had booked a to celebrate, with Golden Smog, the Hold Steady and Neko Case among them. But now that COVID-19 has shut down all large public gatherings, First Avenue figured out a way to mark the momentous day.At 5 p.m. Friday, at least a dozen Twin Cities radio stations will play Prince’s signature song “Purple Rain” in unison....

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