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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.

Comic Relief in a Time of Coronavirus Anxiety

When Minneapolis comedian Ali Sultan put out the word on his Facebook feed that he was doing an online open mic comedy hour, I...

Pregnant in the Time of Coronavirus: Two Women Decide to Forgo...

  Emily Brookshaw of Edina had planned to give birth to her first baby in the hospital. But then – just two weeks before her...

Where in the world is photographer Layne Kennedy during a pandemic?

Layne Kennedy is a world-class photographer with a penchant for capturing moments of kinetic motion, along with quieter moments that can disappear in an...
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Minnesota’s Military Kids Keep Service Members Serving

  One Minnesota family facing the realities of military deployment - the Nelsons - fit the classic archetype of the "all-American" nuclear unit in just...

Step Inside the Ground Zero of COVID-19: Nursing Homes

  Story published: April 21, 2020 A majority of the coronavirus cases and deaths in Minnesota have been in nursing homes - yet, the state's stats...

From a Fellow Reluctant Runner: Welcome to the Reluctant Running Club

Already, we've been stuck in home isolation much longer than anyone anticipated as March came to a close, and with shelter-in-place orders extended through...

Cooking Under Quarantine: Mystery Squash “Tacos”

  In my pre-pandemic life, I lived in a house with four roommates. And the benefits were myriad: I always had someone to watch TV...

How are teachers handling arts education from a distance?

Jeremy Holien has been fielding a lot of calls from visual and media arts teachers during this time of triage distance learning. Holien is...

How will the coronavirus threat impact rural Minnesota?

  Story published: April 10, 2020 Diagnosing and treating patients with the novel coronavirus comes with different challenges for rural and regional healthcare systems located outside...

Welcome to Minneapolis: Your City Art Gallery Awaits

  With all of the local spots that spark joy - music venues, museums, theaters, book shops, restaurants, the list goes on and on -...