Mary Lucia

Host, The Current, Minnesota Public Radio
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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.

Josh Homme and Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop and Josh Homme detail 'Post Pop Depression,' tour

On Thursday it was revealed that Iggy Pop and Josh Homme teamed up and recorded an album under wraps. Looch called up Iggy and Josh to talk about Post Pop Depression, the text conversation that sparked the project, how they went about collaborating, and who all was involved in the making of the record.

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Tommy Stinson

Interview: Tommy Stinson

Two days before he takes the stage at First Avenue as part of The Current's 11th Birthday Party celebrations, Tommy Stinson talks to host Mary Lucia about his new projects and shares some thoughts on his previous work with the Replacements and with Guns n' Roses. 'Life's good right now,' Tommy says.

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Mary Lucia with Lefty and Crash

Welcome back, Mary Lucia

Exciting news to share! We are really happy to welcome our friend, Mary Lucia, back to The Current's airwaves. Read a message from Program Director Jim McGuinn and a letter from Mary herself.

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Mary and Crash

A letter from Mary Lucia

Mary Lucia is taking a temporary leave from her hosting position with The Current. In an open letter to her listeners, Looch shares the reason she'll be off the air for a short while.

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Meg Mac performs in The Current studio.

Meg Mac performs in The Current studio

Melbourne singer-songwriter Meg Mac has been busy touring the U.S. with English electronic group Clean Bandit. She stopped in to The Current studio to talk to Mary Lucia and to perform some songs from her self-titled EP. 'It's been my dream [to be a touring musician] for a long time,' she says, 'so it feels really crazy to be in America, travelling and singing.' Listen to the complete in-studio session.

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Interview: King Khan and BBQ

Today King Khan & BBQ's new album, Bad News Boys, releases via In the Red Records. Ahead of their show at the Turf Club in St. Paul, Minn., King Khan and BBQ stopped by The Current studio for a thoughtful (and hilarious) chat with host Mary Lucia.

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Tweedy perform live in The Current studio

Ahead of a sold out gig at First Avenue, Tweedy (Jeff Tweedy and son Spencer) stopped by The Current studio to chat with host Mary Lucia and to perform tracks off their debut album Sukierae.

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BORNS performs live in The Current studio

Ahead of a sold out gig at the Triple Rock Social Club with MisterWives and Handsome Ghost, BØRNS stopped by The Current studio to chat with host Mary Lucia and to perform tracks off his debut EP Candy, plus a special Lesley Gore cover.

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