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.


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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Slug

Atmosphere perform live in The Current studio

Between yesterday's announcement of their big gig at TCF Bank Stadium opening for electronic rockers Imagine Dragons as a part of the 2014 MLB All-Star Game weekend and their late night performance on Conan this Thursday, June 19, Atmosphere (Slug, Ant and Plain Ole Bill) stopped by The Current studios to play a few songs off the new Southsiders record and chatted with Mary Lucia.

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bob mould beauty & ruin

Album Review: Bob Mould, 'Beauty & Ruin'

Bob Mould's new album may very well be the most epic emotional rollercoaster ever pressed into 36 minutes - and for Bob Mould, that says a lot. Mould is as relevant, ferocious and poignant as he has ever been.

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haley bonar in studio

Haley Bonar performs in The Current studio

With a new album, 'Last War', scheduled for release on May 20, and an album-release party tonight (May 16) at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Haley Bonar came to The Current's studio to play some new songs and to talk with Mary Lucia.

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gary numan

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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