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Almanac is Minnesota’s longest-running public affairs show. When it debuted in 1984, Almanac upended the traditional public affairs format by combining balanced reporting, thoughtful analysis and a one-of-a-kind mix of Midwest quirkiness. Today, more than thirty years later, Almanac has become one of the most respected television offerings in the region. Look for Almanac every Friday at 7pm on your local PBS station. 

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Almanac is Minnesota’s longest-running public affairs show. When it debuted in 1984, Almanac upended the traditional public affairs format by combining balanced reporting, thoughtful analysis and a one-of-a-kind mix of Midwest quirkiness. Today, more than thirty years later, Almanac has become one of the most respected television offerings in the region. Look for Almanac every Friday at 7pm on your local PBS station. 

Want to watch full episodes of Almanac? WATCH NOW ON TPT.ORG

People in Policy: Pahoua Hoffman Was Born in a ‘Secret Place’

  Meet the Minnesota thought leader who was born in 'the most secret place on earth.' About this segment: For several years, Almanac at the Capitol...

Children Should Be Our Language Committee

  Listen to children. They're the only ones making sense. ________________________________________________________________________ It turns out, Almanac’s David Gillette often has his pencils in tow – and he’s created some very...

How Two MN Outsider Artists Found Renown After Their Deaths

  Story published: February 2020 When Ronald Finwall died two years ago, his three adult children remembered him as a loving father, albeit eccentric and with...

Get a Preview of the 2020 Legislative Session

  The governor brought dessert bars to create a quintessential Minnesota welcome for the newest legislative leader, Sen. Susan Kent, a Democrat from Woodbury, who...

An Abandoned Quarry Is Now An Ice Climber’s Dream

  Story published: February 2020 Quarry Park, an official city park in Duluth, Minn., was once the site of a blighted and abandoned rock quarry, known...

Remembering Jim Lehrer

  PBS icon Jim Lehrer died in January at age 85. Lehrer was a talent. He was the writer of memoirs - three - and...

This Historic “It” Neighborhood Was Nearly Destroyed

  In many ways, Minnesota's pioneer history begins in the small enclave of Saint Paul's Irvine Park, a ring of 19th Century homes that bring...

Will Duluth’s Spirit Mountain survive financial woes?

  Story published: January 2020 In a packed, tension-filled Duluth City Council chambers last December, a handful of city residents came up to the podium to...

Step Inside an Irvine Park Mansion Make-Over

  Irvine Park is a charming, quiet historic neighborhood that sits in the shadow of the Cathedral just west of busy downtown Saint Paul -...

Wonder what it’s like inside a legalized hemp greenhouse?

  The sign outside says it all: “This is not marijuana. It will not get you high. These are hemp plants.” Why the warning? Because...