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Fair MPR at the Minnesota State Fair

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mpr at the state fair 2014
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Minnesota State Fair
1265 Snelling Ave. N
St. Paul, MN 55108
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Start planning your visit now by checking our 2014 State Fair Schedule. You can help plan your State Fair visit by signing up for our daily State Fair music newsletter.

Thursday, Aug. 21

9 a.m.-11 a.m.: The Daily Circuit live broadcast, hosted by Kerri Miller. Guests TBA.
Noon-1 p.m.: Steven John hosts Senator Amy Klobuchar for a live MPR News broadcast.
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live performance by Dolce Wind Quintet, hosted by Valerie Kahler.
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mary Lucia.
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring the Cactus Blossoms.
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat.

Friday, Aug. 22

Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, TPT's "Almanac" with Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola.
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR live performance by Ancia Saxophone Quartet, hosted by Elena See.
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mary Lucia.
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Chastity Brown.
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat.

Saturday, Aug. 23

Noon-1 p.m.: Behind the scenes at MPR News (non-broadcast).
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Barb Abney.
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Nikki Lane.
6-9 p.m.: Radio Free Current live broadcast, hosted by David Campbell.

Sunday, Aug. 24

Noon-1 p.m.: Behind the scenes at MPR News (non-broadcast).
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mac Wilson.

Monday, Aug. 25

11 a.m. - noon: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Tom Weber. Guests from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center.
Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Tom Weber. Conversation with Chris Farrell includes the economy.
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR presents a live performance from the Minnesota Boychoir, hosted by Steve Staruch.
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mary Lucia.
4:30-5:30 p.m. hour: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Doomtree member Sims.
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Lorna Benson. Dr. Jon Hallberg stops by to discuss a range of health and wellness topics. Presented with MPR's Healthy States initiative.
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR presents a live performance from treVeld, hosted by Lynne Warfel.
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mary Lucia.
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Doomtree member Dessa.
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Steven John. Mark Seeley stops by to have a conversation about weather.
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR presents a live performance from MPR Choir, hosted by Mindy Ratner.
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mary Lucia.
4:40-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Doomtree member Mike Mictlan.
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Kerri Miller. Andrew Zimmerman stops by to have a conversation about food.
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR presents a live performance from Minnesota Opera, hosted by Julie Amacher.
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mary Lucia.
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring Doomtree member P.O.S.
6-9 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat.

Friday, Aug. 29

MPR Day at the State Fair

At Carousel Park
10-11 a.m.: Radio Heartland/Wonderground live performance from the Ericksons, hosted by Mike Pengra and Barb Abney.
11-11:30 a.m.: Radio Heartland/Wonderground Radio Kids Dance Party with The Current's Barb Abney.
Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Gary Eichten. A Prairie Home Companion's Sue Scott, Tim Russell and Fred Newman stop by.
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR presents a live performance from Copper Street Brass, hosted by John Birge.
3:30-4:30 p.m.: A deep-fried sampling of Wits, served on a stick and full of stories, sketches, songs and games with host John Moe, John Munson and more

At the Grandstand
7-11 p.m.: Celebrating its 40th anniversary, A Prairie Home Companion returns to the Minnesota State Fair after a two year hiatus

Saturday, Aug. 30

Noon-3 p.m.: The Current's Morning Show live broadcast, hosted by Steve Seel and Jill Riley.
4 p.m.: The Current presents MN Music-On-A-Stick, a musical evening celebrating artists with roots in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The 2014 lineup includes Brother Ali, Doomtree, Bob Mould, Cloud Cult, Har Mar Superstar and the Cactus Blossoms.

Sunday, Aug. 31

Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live on stage featuring Cube Critics Stephanie Curtis, Euan Kerr and producer Chris Roberts.
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Bill DeVille.

Monday, Sept. 1

Noon-1 p.m.: MPR News live broadcast, hosted by Jim Bickal. Howard Sinker, regular MPR Morning Edition contributor and digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, stops by.
2-3 p.m.: Classical MPR presents a live performance from Saana Ensemble, hosted by Bill Morelock.
3-6 p.m.: The Current live broadcast, hosted by Mark Wheat.
4:30-5:30 p.m.: The Current live broadcast performance featuring guest TBA.

All ages