Mary Lucia

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
Mary Lucia

Contact Mary Lucia at 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.


Zeus

Zeus perform in The Current studio

In town for a show at the 7th Street Entry on Tuesday, Sept. 23, Toronto rockers Zeus stopped in to The Current's studio to play some songs and to chat with Mary Lucia.

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Gary Louris, The Jayhawks

The Jayhawks perform live in The Current studio

Celebrating their reissues and on the cusp of playing three nights of shows in the Twin Cities, the Jayhawks spent the better part of an afternoon in The Current's studio, playing songs and catching up with Mary Lucia.

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P.O.S.

P.O.S. performs live at the Minnesota State Fair

This week at the Minnesota State Fair, members of the local emcee collective Doomtree will be stopping by the MPR Booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. On Thursday, P.O.S. performed live and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what he's been up to the last few months and what's in store for him and the Doomtree crew in the near future.

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Mike Mictlan

Mike Mictlan performs live at the Minnesota State Fair

This week at the Minnesota State Fair, members of the local emcee collective Doomtree will be stopping by the MPR Booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. On Wednesday, Mike Mictlan performed live and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what's in store the crew in the coming months.

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Dessa, Aby Wolf

Dessa performs live at the Minnesota State Fair

This week at the Minnesota State Fair, members of the local emcee collective Doomtree will be stopping by the MPR Booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. On Tuesday, Dessa performed live and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what's in store the crew in the coming months.

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Sims

Sims performs live at the Minnesota State Fair

This week at the Minnesota State Fair, members of the local emcee collective Doomtree will be stopping by the MPR Booth on the corner of Judson and Nelson. On Monday, Sims performed tracks off his forthcoming Field Notes and chatted with host Mary Lucia about what's in store for him and the crew in the coming months.

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spoon they want my soul

Album Review: Spoon, 'They Want My Soul'

On their eighth album, Spoon's seamless grasp of joyous hooks shows no signs of slowing down. Frontman Britt Daniel's raspy voice continues to command the tight groove that's always at their core. The band didn't need a comeback, but they somehow made one anyway.

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tUnE-yArDs

tUnE-yArDs perform live in The Current studio

Ahead of tUnE-yArDs' sold out show at First Avenue, frontwoman Merrill Garbus and the gang stopped by The Current studio to perform tracks off the new record, Nikki Nack. Between songs, Garbus chatted with host Mary Lucia about their recent stormy Glastonbury set, studying Haitian drumming and how the Nikki Nack writing process differed from past records.

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