Amidst the COVID-19 crisis Minnesota broadcasters have come together to deliver the most up to date news to listeners across the state. The below offerings have been made public and broadcasters are encouraged to share as they see fit, with the understanding that the original producer will be credited.

COVID-19 Almanac Special Coverage: Fridays, 8pm

Coronavirus: An Almanac Special, Ep. 114 - 5/29/2020

Almanac explores what social systems SHOULDN’T return to normal after the pandemic, focusing on healthcare, education and public dining.

The Rise of Telemedicine

Dr. Steve Ommen of the Mayo Clinic explains why virtual care is here to stay.
A Jarring Moment for Education 
Acooa Ellis of the Greater Twin Cities United Way is calling for us to expand what’s possible.

Time on The River

Alauna Yust has been enjoying rivers since before she could even crawl.
Masks Made Locally

The Cedar Riverside community in Minneapolis is taking action to reduce community spread.

Public Dining During Pandemic

The owners of Mucci’s Italian and El Burrito Mercado discuss public health guidelines.

Staying Fit, Staying Safe

Residents of Trillium Woods are exercising together even while staying apart.

Learning from the Past

Medical historians from the University of Minnesota explain why our actions matter.

Local Music Plug

Introducing Kiss the Tiger and their track “Starting to See You”


Some recommendations prior to SHOW TIME:


1-TEST YOUR CAPABILITY TO “see/hear” Live Stream by visiting:   (

2-Tech Tip: Broadcasters can take the audio output from your computer that is aimed at one of the livestream links offered below and feed that stream into the audio input of your board for broadcast.

Broadcast Night Links:  (NOTE: Beginning around 6:30-6:45pm, the livestream will display a slate (“Almanac Coming Up Next”) AND feed an audio tone/or music for level check. The links below give you access for BOTH broadcast/simulcast AND streaming the TPT Almanac (@7pm) and Almanac Special: Coronavirus (@8pm) programming:

  1. Direct from

              For radio re-broadcast will be:

  1. Direct from (web site):

For the 8pm Almanac Coronavirus Special the broadcast is 26:40.

Over the weekend, TPT NOW will be re-recording the Almanac Special: Coronavirus in Spanish, Hmong and Somali. You Tube links to the multi-lingual broadcast versions will be provided for re-broadcast, streaming or sharing. ALL COVID-19 content including Almanac Specials, video shorts, FAQ’s and social media banners may be viewed TPT website at (click on resources for multilingual COVID-19).

WCCO Radio

What:  WCCO Radio content

When: Varies

Length: Varies

Format: Varies

How to get access:  go to

Talent:  Varies

Credit: Must credit WCCO Radio if using content

AMPERS Statewide Conversation with MN's Lt. Gov Peggy Flanagan

KAXE’s Heidi Holtan will host a live discussion on Fridays 11:30am to 12pm, to air on community radio stations across Minnesota. Live stream link:

To submit questions call 612-562-9895 to pre-record your question, email at The download for rebroadcast will be available at this link:

For weeks when the Lt. Governor is not available, her office will help us to secure a Commissioner to fill in that week in her absence.

MN Military Radio

Minnesota Military Radio is a weekly public relations program that reaches this group and highlights all things related to the veteran and military communities, including topics like benefits and medical care. The issues MMR carries are especially relevant to your listeners right now. Each show is packaged into 4 segments, 45 minutes or less total, and includes optional ad segments stations can sell to generate revenue. The weekly program is recorded on Thursdays from about noon to 1:30 p.m., a link with show is sent out on Thursday afternoons and airs over the following weekend. MMR has an established presence and has been running for 10+ years. Learn more or listen to a sample at

MMR currently runs on 58 frequencies across Minnesota, with an estimated 300,000 listeners. Thank you to our loyal stations already in the MMR family. If you do not currently carry the program, but are interested in adding it to your weekly lineup, please contact Anna Long at 612-636-4108 or