News & Updates

News & Updates

Franklin STEAM’s “Mr. B” presents the new Read & Believe podcast

Franklin STEAM Middle School’s Michael “Mr. B” Bratsch has been building an incredible learning experience for the students at Franklin, and is excited to present a new project coming to MPS Voices called The R&B: Read & Believe Podcast. Mr. B talks with MPS Voices Executive Producer Manny Hill about how the idea for the […]

MPS Family Engagement looks to Enhance Connections to Students and Families

The Minneapolis Public Schools Office of Communications, Engagement & External Relations is continuing to partner with students, families and the greater Minneapolis community to ensure the best possible education for all MPS Students. MPS Voices Executive Producer Manny Hill talks with MPS Engagement & Outreach Specialist Tiki Blackamore about this continuing initiative, and how MPS […]

MPS to Adopt New Curriculum for 2024-25

Minneapolis Public Schools is starting an elementary literacy curriculum adoption process during the 2023-24 school year that will take into effect in 2024-25. MPS Voices Executive Producer Manny Hill talks with MPS Deputy Senior Academic Officer Maria Rollinger about the process of adopting the new curriculum, and how families can get more information. Listen here

Minneapolis Public Schools gets ‘active’ this October

Looking for a fun way to stay active this fall? Minneapolis Public Schools is once again participating in Walk & Roll to School Day on October 4, followed by it’s own local event, Let’s Roll MPS the following week on October 11. MPS Voices Executive Producer Manny Hill talks with MPS Active Living Coordinator Jenny […]

MPS celebrates Latin American Heritage Month

Minneapolis Public Schools is celebrating Latin American Heritage Month through mid-October. MPS Voices Executive Producer Manny Hill is joined by MPS Director of the Office of Latine Achievement (OLA) Marion Tizon to talk about what the office has planned for celebration, including a literacy event coming up on October and how families can find out […]

Supt. Cox on first week of school, new benefits for ESPs

With the new school year underway, MPS Interim Superintendent Rochelle Cox talks with MPS Voices and Jazz88’s Manny Hill about welcoming the students back, and also shares important information regarding Educational Support Professionals around the district. Also, how’s the new Career & Technical Education Center at North High coming together? Listen here




R&B: The Read & Believe Podcast

Join Mr. B and the Future Boys and Girls of Franklin STEAM Middle School on a journey of education through literacy and inspiration. The Read & Believe Podcast is a [...]


Ride along with hosts Dez, Rokkstar Savage and many others as they explore current events, highlight a song of the week featuring the hottest artists from Minnesota, answer the question [...]

The Retro 80’s Show

KBEM’s Johnny Lee Walker is a big fan of music from the 80’s, and each week for an hour, he brings you his favorites from the decade!

Chump Chat

KBEM and MPS Voices Summer Interns Lorelei, Cristian, RJ and Olive talk about anything and everything in this fun-filled podcast.

School News Podcast

Hear information on the latest news, upcoming events, and conversations with the Superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools.