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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

What Does It Take to Bring MN’s Bison Herds Back?

  Minnesota has had a herd of bison at Blue Mounds State Park since the 1961. In 2008, the state's Department of Natural Resources reevaluated its...

Bde Maka Ska or Lake Calhoun? The Lake with Two Names.

  If you live in Minnesota, you’ve already heard about the Lake Calhoun-Bde Maka Ska naming debate.  If you don’t live in Minnesota, you SHOULD...

Gov. Tim Walz Reflects on His First Legislative Session

  Gov. Tim Walz has completed his first legislative session. The Democrat from Minnesota, a former teacher, made education a priority during the legislative session...

‘Rave Un2’ the PBS Prince Concert with Superfan Terry Gray

  PBS is airing a concert created by Prince in 1999. Recorded at Paisley Park Studios, this concert has not been broadcast since it aired...

One Son Raised a World Apart Brings His Two Mothers Together

On a late Sunday afternoon, people weaved in and out at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport, lugging suitcases with the usual faraway expressions. Many were traveling...

Kevin Kling Celebrates the Place Where Water and Sky Meet

  Kevin Kling is many things - a writer, a playwright, a musician, an actor. But if you were forced to describe him using just...

RECIPE: Sloppy Chow with Yia Vang

  Pioneering Hmong Chef Yia Vang stopped by Almanac recently to share the recipe for his "Sloppy Chow," a sloppy joe inspired entree he will...

Did the MN Legislature carve a masterpiece budget? An illustrated essay...

  The Minnesota legislative session is close to wrapping up its work for 2019, and once again the final days were not easy sailing. David...

‘A Secret Garden’ on the freeway? Thank you, mystery gardener.

  Almanac essayist Adia Morris was inspired by a roadside flower bed that fondly reminded her of a children's literature favorite, The Secret Garden. _____________________________________________________________________ Just about...

A Year of Dynamic New Lawmakers in Saint Paul

  Mary Lahammer reports that this year's legislature is notable for the number of influential freshmen. As the regular legislative session comes to an end,...