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Just as many Minnesotans were dreaming up hopes, resolutions and adventures in the early months of 2020, the coronavirus crisis escalated from global epidemic to pandemic and eventually took hold in our state. As we learn how to work and play differently, how to express compassion and care differently, how to grapple with loss and fear differently, Twin Cities PBS aims to capture our very human experience in these stories about the impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota. If you need escape from the swirl of virus-focused news, then you can always stream your favorite local and national shows on TPT.org. In the meantime, we present to you an ever-evolving collection focused on the coronavirus in this place we all call home. We have additional local, national and global resources on COVID-19 on our show page for our weekly broadcast series, Coronavirus: An Almanac Special, which airs on TPT2 at 8 pm on Friday nights.
Just as many Minnesotans were dreaming up hopes, resolutions and adventures in the early months of 2020, the coronavirus crisis escalated from global epidemic to pandemic and eventually took hold in our state. As we learn how to work and play differently, how to express compassion and care differently, how to grapple with loss and fear differently, Twin Cities PBS aims to capture our very human experience in these stories about the impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota. If you need escape from the swirl of virus-focused news, then you can always stream your favorite local and national shows on TPT.org. In the meantime, we present to you an ever-evolving collection focused on the coronavirus in this place we all call home. We have additional local, national and global resources on COVID-19 on our show page for our weekly broadcast series, Coronavirus: An Almanac Special, which airs on TPT2 at 8 pm on Friday nights.

This Photographer Aims to Inspire in a Series of ‘Porchraits’

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Pregnant in the Time of Coronavirus: Will We Have to Give...

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Keeping the ‘Social’ in Social Distancing with Geocaching

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Missing March Madness? Remember the Flying Dutchmen.

  'Are we really here?!'  That phrase sprang to mind when Dean Verdoes and his teammates stepped onto the floor of Williams Arena in March of...

Get a Preview of ‘Pregnant in the Time of Coronavirus’

Pregnancy is a time filled with uncertainty for many women. So is living in the time of coronavirus. On Friday, March 27, 2020, I will...

Alone Together: In Quarantine, Life Unfolds in the Background

What's it really like for a family to be in mandatory, at-home quarantine following a trip to Europe? One Minnesota family of five has...

Keeping the Social in Social Distancing with Disc Golf

When going to the movies, a sporting event or the zoo are crossed off your list of fun pastimes, what can you do during...

Meet the Many Women Named Ruth Who Shaped Public Health in...

Once upon a time, four women named Ruth transformed public health at the University of Minnesota. That sounds flippant. But like so many stories about...

Alone Together: Navigating the First Days of At-Home Quarantine

Do you remember the shape of your life just two weeks ago? Do you find yourself noticing how strange it seems to see people...

There Might Be One Silver Lining in a COVID-19 Cloud

In our modern moment, we live in a news cycle that runs at a sprinter's pace for 24 hours a day, seven days a...