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.


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Gary Numan performs in The Current studio

Between gigs at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis last night and Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee on April 1, Gary Numan and his band stopped by The Current's studio to play some tunes and to chat with Mary Lucia.

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Howler perform in The Current's studio

Howler, who celebrate the release of their second album, 'World of Joy', tonight with a release show at the Triple Rock Social Club, stopped by The Current's studios to play their new songs and to talk with Mary Lucia.

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Rock 'n' Roll Radio - let's go!

Starting this Friday at 10 p.m., you can tune in to Mary Lucia's new specialty program, 'Rock 'n' Roll Radio'. How excited is Mary about this new weekly show? "Like a crazy person," she says.

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Album Review: Temples, 'Sun Structures'

Temples, a four-piece band from England, did not set out to make a modern-sounding record; their album 'Sun Structures' is filled with reverb-soaked vocals and fuzzy guitars that whirl around you like a 1960s or '70s blizzard of sound.

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Lucius perform live in The Forum

Continuing their extensive touring, Lucius played a sold-out show at The Cedar Cultural Center last Thursday, Feb. 20. That afternoon, they stopped at The Current to play an exclusive live show in the Forum at Minnesota Public Radio and to talk with Mary Lucia.

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St. Lucia perform in The Current's studio

Fresh from playing a gig at the Fine Line in Minneapolis last night, Brooklyn-based St. Lucia stopped into The Current's studios to talk to Mary Lucia and to play a few songs off their new album, 'When the Night.'

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Interview: Run Westy Run

Ahead of their first show in over a decade at First Avenue on Friday night, Minneapolis punk quintet Run Westy Run stopped by The Current studios to chat with host Mary Lucia.

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Album Review: Cage The Elephant, 'Melophobia'

The third album from the Kentucky-fried rockers Cage The Elephant is the sound of a band having fun, oblivious to anyone outside the room. The band's mix of punk, '60s garage rock and '80s alt rock creates a brew that sounds surprisingly unique.

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