2013 Minnesota Public Radio - Sesquicentennial Commemoration Grants
MPR will broadcast a one-hour radio documentary on MPR NEWS, with concurrent postings to MPRNews.org that includes expanded features and professional photography.
$80,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2013 from the arts and cultural heritage fund to the commissioner of administration for grants to public broadcasting organizations to develop programming that commemorates the sesquicentennial. Of this appropriation, $50,000 is for grants to the Minnesota Public Television Association and $30,000 is for public radio grants.
- MPR will then host an educational outreach session online that will allow educators from across the state to engage with the producer and the content experts in real-time
- Hour long radio documentary broadcasted on-air twice
- Website created with photography and additional informational resources
- Education event to promote usage of materials and information in classrooms
Emery Koenig, Senior Vice President, Cargill, Incorporated; C Douglas Kranwinkle, Exec Vice President, General Counsel, Univision Communications, Inc; Karin L Larson, Retired Chair, Capital International Research, Inc.;
William R McLaughlin, Retired President & CEO, Select Comfort; Marti Morfitt, CEO, River Rock Partners; Kate Mortenson; Dr Mary Nichols, Dean, College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota; Richard B Payne, Jr, Vice Chairman, Corporate Banking, US Bancorp; James J Phelps, President, Northcrest Corporation;Robert Pohlad, The Pohlad Companies; James Prokopanko, President and CEO, The Mosaic Company; Paul Reyelts, Retired Executive Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer, The Valspar Corporation; Steven M Rothschild, President, Invest in Outcomes; Robert Stephens, Founder, The Geek Squad; Samuel S M Wai, Treasurer, American Crystal Sugar Company