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Spot a staffer! Behind the scenes at Rock the Garden

Mark Wheat emerged from the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, ready to rock.

From on-air hosts to behind-the-scenes production staff, employees at the Current and the Walker Art Center worked hard but enjoyed their day yesterday at Rock the Garden. If you see us out and about today, say hi! All of us love having this opportunity to meet our listeners.


Barb Abney grabbed some time with her pals in GRRRL PRTY.

Barb Abney


David Safar, the Current’s music director, behind the stage on Vineland Place.

David Safar


Jacquie Fuller, host of Teenage Kicks, enjoyed the day.

Jacquie Fuller


Jess Horwitz, of MPR’s Membership team, walked out to hear Jeremy Messersmith’s soundcheck.

Jess Horwitz


Leah Garaas—one of my colleagues on the Current’s digital team—and I were reflected in Dan Graham’s mirrored-glass sculpture.

Leah Garaas


Speaking of reflections, here’s digital producer Luke Taylor, captured in a thoughtful moment.

Luke Taylor


Mary Lucia and Barb Abney were live on air from our broadcast base in the Walker’s cinema.

Mary Lucia


Matt Perkins of the Current’s marketing team.

Matt Perkins


Rachel Joyce, on the Walker Art Center’s staff, helps to make sure the legions of media who come to cover Rock the Garden have all the info they need.

Rachel Joyce


Engineer Michael DeMark is recording the music for broadcast on the Current next weekend.

Michael DeMark