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Almanac is a weekly news and public affairs program produced by tpt and seen statewide. Now in its 31st season, Almanac is the longest-running primetime TV program in Minnesota history. Almanac is hosted by Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola. Mary Lahammer contributes political reporting on a weekly basis.

Below is a list of broadcasts scheduled to air in the next 60 days on any of our three channels.

Episode #3147
Airs Friday August 7th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3148
Airs Friday August 14th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3149
Airs Friday August 21st
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3150
Airs Friday August 28th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3201
Airs Friday September 4th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3202
Airs Friday September 11th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3203
Airs Friday September 18th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3204
Airs Friday September 25th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3205
Airs Friday October 2nd
56 minutes long
tpt Channel 2.1

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.


This list includes any broadcasts that aired in the past 2 months on any of our three channels.

Episode #3146
Previously aired Friday July 31st
This week on Almanac... a Minnesotan who wants to be President of Somalia... change at the Boy Scouts... and Tom Swain's seven decades of public service.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3145
Previously aired Friday July 24th
Rep. Tim Walz talks about Iran and Congress, a theologian talks about Pope Francis and his global climate conference, and looking back at 25 years of the ADA.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3144
Previously aired Friday July 17th
Paul Douglas talks about the damaging winds and storms that hit the state on Sunday, a look back at the 1934 Truckers' Strike in Minneapolis and a new book celebrates Minnesota mid-century modern artists.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3143
Previously aired Friday July 10th
Kramer vs. Cramer Matt Kramer with the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce and Steve Cramer with the Minneapolis Downtown Council made their best pitch why a pro soccer stadium should be built in their communities. Branden Petersen To Step Down A rising star in the Republican State Senate elected this week not to seek re-election. Sen. Branden Petersen talked with Mary Lahammer about why he made that decision. Diversity Council Report The Governor's Council on Inclusion and Diversity issued its first report this week. Minnesota Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey talked with us about some ideas to improve civic engagement in our state. Hit Play! A mama moose and her two calves were spotted this week up north by Almanac's Kari Kennedy. We made the footage our web clip of the week. Saving Minnesota Moose An environmental group pushed federal officials this week to put moose on the Endangered Species List. Collette Adkins is an attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, the group advocating for federal protection. This Week's Essay Adia Morris has a new take on people who are always punctual. Minnesota Civil Rights History Historian Bill Green discussed about his new book "Degrees of Freedom" which explores the complex history of civil rights in Minnesota in the time between the Civil War and World War One. Meeting in Minneapolis We talked about the international Sister Cities convention coming to Minneapolis next week with Melvin Tennant, head of Meet Minneapolis... the Mill City's Visitors and Convention Bureau. This Week's Political Panel Presidential Politics was one topic. Minnesota's budget reserves was another. This week's political panel consisted of Republicans Brian McDaniel and Fritz Knaak and Democrats Sarah Walker and Mike Hatch. The Index File Question We revealed the name of a historic Toro product, we asked about a noted politician who was a fanatical baseball enthusiast, and then played some show-closing music by violinist Gil Shaham. The Wrap David Gillette explored the many talents of Almanac essayist Adia Morris.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3142
Previously aired Friday July 3rd
This week on Almanac... We bring you behind the scenes to explore the remarkable restoration work of the century-old Minnesota State Capitol building.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3141
Previously aired Friday June 26th
Same-Sex Marriage Ruling The Supreme Court ruling affirming gay marriage in all 50 states was discussed with Cristine Almeida, one of the leaders of the push for same-sex marriage in Minnesota. Medical Marijuana to Start Next Week Mary Lahammer previewed the start of Minnesota?s cautious program to distribute medical cannabis. Ryan Winkler vs. Pat Garofalo The two lawmakers have squared off for years in the Minnesota House of Representatives. With Winkler leaving the House, the two reps matched wits one final time. The Weekly Essay Kate Gibson admitted she has a cat problem. Busy Week in Sports The Timberwolves made big news on draft night, and the Twins had to put their star rookie Byron Buxton on the DL. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. stopped by and talked about both developments. Jon Weber Live! The noted jazz pianist stopped by Studio B and played for us. He was here to help promote the Twin Cities Jazz Festival taking place all weekend in St. Paul. Saving the Boutwell House Brent Peterson with the Washington County Historical Society explained why he thinks the historic Boutwell House in Stillwater is worth saving. A Political Scientist Panel Historic Supreme Court rulings, lots of presidential candidates and ongoing debate about the Confederate battle flag. They were topics all for this week's political scientists panel. Kathryn Pearson, Steven Schier and Dan Hofrenning were our guests. The Index File Section Our weekly Minnesota history questions followed by another tune by Jon Weber. The Wrap The weekly web-only segment featured a chat between David Gillette and Tom Weber from MPR News.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3140
Previously aired Friday June 19th
Archbishop John Nienstedt Resignation Archdiocese whistleblower Jennifer Haselberger talked with us about the resignation this week of Archbishop John Nienstedt. Congressman Tom Emmer Trade policy and medical device taxes were topics of our conversation with 6th District Republican member of congress Tom Emmer. Paul Douglas Weather We looked back five years to the day when more than 40 tornadoes struck Minnesota. Paul Douglas explained how there were more twisters in that single day than in any YEAR since in Minnesota. A Mark DePaolis Essay Mark DePaolis playfully pondered Target's move to sell off its pharmacies. Minnesota Sex Offender Program William Mitchell Law School Dean Eric Janus talked with us about this week's sweeping ruling by Federal Judge Donovan Frank. My Brother's Keeper It's a national White House initiative to give greater voice to young men of color. Guests Jonathan Mensah and Trista Harris told us what the My Brother's Keeper program will look like in the Twin Cities. Political Reporter Panel Capitol reporters Rachel Stassen-Berger, Ricardo Lopez, Brian Bakst and Briana Bierschbach reflected on the just-ended legislative session. And they had fun while doing it. The Index File Section What famed musical Minnesota street was described by a 1926 newspaper? After we asked that history question we rolled out a show-ending tune by Eliza Blue who performed for us in studio B this week back in 2010. The Wrap In this week's web-only segment David Gillette gave us a tour of the temporary tpt office space... semi-affectionately called Camp tpt.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3139
Previously aired Friday June 12th
Special Session Lawmakers worked all afternoon on passing bills necessary to avoid a state shutdown. Mary Lahammer gave us an update. New NAACP Head in Minneapolis Nekima Levy-Pounds talked with us about her priorities in her new job as head of the Minneapolis branch of the NAACP. Latest on Bird Flu Michael Osterholm with the U of M's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy outlined his ongoing concerns about the bird flu virus. Minnesota Military Family Tribute Mary Lahammer introduced us to a new space on the state capitol mall dedicated to military families. The Week's Monologue Dominic Papatola thinks that high school graduation open houses have gotten a little out of hand. 100 Things To Do in the Twin Cities Before You Die That's the title of a book by Minnesota Public Radio News host Tom Weber. Twin Cities High School Graduates Speak Four recent high school graduates told KMOJ Radio host Lissa Jones about their high school experiences and about their hopes for the future. It's all part of tpt's -- and Almanac's -- American Graduate initiative. Former Lawmakers Panel On the day of this historic special session we were joined by DFL former lawmakers Ember Reichgott Junge and Ellen Anderson... and by former Republican lawmakers Kurt Zellers and Fritz Knaak. The Index File Section We had some fun with the 1976 Minnesota Twins Index File question... and then asked a question about 1920s era Minnesota. We then ended the show with a tune by Alison Scott. The Wrap On David Gillette's web exclusive segment Keno Evol - poet, educator and one of Almanac's American Graduate Creative Advisors - delivers a spoken word piece on the education of black history in the classroom.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3138
Previously aired Friday June 5th
Speaker Daudt House Speaker Kurt Daudt joined us live to talk about the special session stalemate. State Auditor Otto MN State Auditor Rebecca Otto defended her office duties in the wake of legislative attempts to change them. Remembering Bud Kraehling We had a delightful conversation back in 1996 when Bud Kraehling did his final WCCO TV weather forecast. We showed clips from that interview for you. Gorbachev's 1990 Visit 25 Years Later Paul Ridgeway handled logistics for the 1990 visit to Minnesota by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. We dusted off video from the tpt archives and visited with Ridgeway who was kind enough to bring a prop or two. An Adia Morris Essay Adia Morris is thinking about robots taking away all of our work. Final Tour of West Publishing Mary Lahammer took us on a tour of the soon-to-vanish West Publishing buildings on the St. Paul riverfront. Duluth's Historic Glensheen Tony Dierckins stopped by and shared photos featured in the new book "Historic Glensheen 1905-1930" The Week's Political Panel Democrats Sarah Walker and Javier Morillo Alicea joined forces against Republican panelists Brian McClung and Brian McDaniel. The looming special session was the chief topic. The Index File Section Two fine Minnesota history questions and a show-ending tune from 1999 by Mason Jennings. The Wrap David Gillette dipped deep into the KTCA archives for this week's web-only feature which somehow also featured ABBA.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.



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