The Current at the Minnesota State Fair

Reina Del Cid

The 2017 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 24 to Sept. 4, and at the MPR booth at the corner of Judson and Nelson, The Current will host a number of live broadcasts, live performances and kid-friendly DJ dance parties. Check out the complete schedule.

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Mary Lucia: my stuff

Mary Lucia's desk at The Current

This week, Mary Lucia gives a photographic tour of the objects on her desk at The Current. 'I know if I was more Buddha-like, I wouldn't place so much importance on my stuff,' Mary writes. 'Anyone who cube dwells knows the importance of personalizing this often sterile workspace.'

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The Chart Show

The Chart Show Ballot

Vote every week for your top five tracks (and enter our weekly ticket giveaway while you're at it), then tune in Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. CT to see if your favorites make the Chart Show, hosted by Mark Wheat!

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The Current Sessions®

Amy Shark visits The Current as her music career takes off

Amy Shark performs in The Current studio

'It's still blowing my mind that I'm from a long way away, and my little song's being played in Minnesota,' says Australian singer-songwriter Amy Shark. 'It's amazing.' Amy Shark shared songs and stories when she visited The Current's studio for a session hosted by Jill Riley.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Products and brands


A study that Bloomberg recently released analyzed the lyrics of Top 20 songs from the past three years, and found that the Rolls-Royce is pop music's hottest brand. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs that mention products and brands do you want to hear?

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Julie Chadwick's 'The Man Who Carried Cash.'

Rock and Roll Book Club: 'The Man Who Carried Cash'

If there's any job that really stretches the contractual phrase 'other duties as required,' it's the job of a rock star's manager. That much becomes very clear in 'The Man Who Carried Cash,' a new book about Johnny Cash's longtime manager Saul Holiff.

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