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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 #3120
Airs Friday January 30th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3121
Airs Friday February 6th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3122
Airs Friday February 13th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3123
Airs Friday February 20th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3124
Airs Friday February 27th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3125
Airs Friday March 6th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3126
Airs Friday March 13th
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No upcoming airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3127
Airs Friday March 20th
56 minutes long
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 #3119
Previously aired Friday January 23rd
Data privacy, Tina Smith profile , Winter Carnival history, political scientists
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3118
Previously aired Friday January 16th
This week on Almanac... outgoing Minneapolis Schools head Bernadeia Johnson... award-winning author Kate DiCamillo... and legislative session politics.
55 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3117
Previously aired Friday January 9th
Party Chairs MN Republican Party chair Keith Downey and MN DFL Party chair Ken Martin exchanged views on the new congress and state legislature. Talking Budget Former State Budget Commissioner Jim Schowalter talked with Cathy and Eric about his years formulating and managing budgets. The Walker Turns 75 The Walker Arts Center is celebrating its 75th birthday this year with a big exhibit. Walker director Olga Viso was our guest. Hit Play! Our web clip of the week features snow-kiting on White Bear Lake. The Weekly Monologue Dominic Papatola noticed the cold weather this week. And he didn't like it a bit. First Termer Catch-Up Mary Lahammer checked in with rookie lawmakers on their first week on the job at the capitol. Legislative Leaders Live All four top leaders of the Minnesota legislature sat down on the Almanac couch: House Speaker Kurt Daudt, House Minority Leader Paul Thissen, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk and Senate Minority Leader David Hann. The Index File Section The right answer to this week's Minnesota History question came in the form of a sonnet. Won't want to miss that. Plus a show-ending tune from the vaults by Peter Mayer. The Wrap David Gillette talked to new House Speaker Kurt Daudt about the special gavel he will use this session in St. Paul.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3116
Previously aired Friday January 2nd
In a special program, we look back at thirty years of Minnesota political history by using three decades of archival material from the Almanac vaults.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3115
Previously aired Friday December 19th
Congress Congresswoman Betty McCollum talked about the big news out of Washington this week, the easing of U. S. relations with Cuba. "We Know How This Ends: Living While Dying" Cathy Wurzer shared a conversation she had with Bruce Kramer, an individual living with ALS. They talked about their radio series on MPR News, his blog and the book they have written together. Minneapolis Schools Superintendent Minneapolis schools superintendent Bernadeia Johnson resigned earlier this week. Beth Hawkins, education writer from MinnPost, talked about the challenges facing a new school board while searching for a permanent replacement for Johnson. Survey Says! David Gillette showed you how to take the annual Almanac viewer survey. The Weekly Essay Kevin Kling shared a holiday story about smashing grapes and nutcrackers. Holiday Music The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir filled Studio B with the sounds of the season. Hit Play! Ice fissures on Lake Minnetonka is our web clip of the week. Winter Weather Paul Douglas previewed 2015 and the winter weather. Will it be as cold as last year? Capitol Renovations The legislative session is about to begin and with the Capitol undergoing a massive renovation, the way the public uses the building will have to change. Mary Lahammer gave us a tour. The Political Panel The 2015 legislative session was the main hot topic this week with Democrats Javier Morillo-Alicea and Sarah Walker and Republicans Brian McDaniel and Fritz Knaak. More Holiday Music We ran out of time for our weekly fun with historic photos and but we did end the show with one more tune from the Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir. The Wrap Mary Lahammer shows us how to prepare an unforgettable holiday drink.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3114
Previously aired Friday December 12th
Protecting Children Better Minnesota Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson went over recommendations from a statewide task force charged with improving child protective services. Best Buy's Future Thomas Lee has written a book called "Rebuilding Empires" that explores the future of Big-Box retailing using Best Buy and Target as examples. Federal Support of Indian Education The Star Tribune devoted a series of reports this month taking to task federal support for Indian education on Minnesota's Leech Lake Reservation. We spoke with Jill Burcum from the Star Tribune, Sen. Terri Bonoff and Crystal Redgrave from Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High School. The Weekly Monologue Mark DePaolis fondly remembered 50 years of Rudolph's red nose. La Natividad We gave you a taste of the In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre's holiday production of "La Natividad," Ebola Update Liberia is no longer the West Africa country with the most cases of Ebola. We spoke with Abdullah Kiatamba with the African Immigrant Services organization about how that news was being received in the Twin Cities Liberian community. Legislative Preview Mary Lahammer moderated an event on Thursday in which legislative leaders talked about the issues that will be key in next month's session. Political Scientists Panel Larry Jacobs, Stacey Hunter Hecht, Kathryn Pearson and David Schultz talked up politics local and national. The Index File Section The perfect combination: Minnesota history and music. Sherwin Linton performed the music honors at the end of the program. The Wrap Want the latest on what is torn up at the State Capitol? David Gillette brought you a full report.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.

Episode #3113
Previously aired Friday December 5th
Rosy Revenue Forecast A billion dollar surplus is in the state forecast. Mary Lahammer explained it all. State of the Economies Jeanne Boeh of Augsburg College looked at the health of Minnesota's economy and of the nation as a whole. Survey Says! David Gillette showed you how to take the annual Almanac viewer survey. Minneapolis Budget Battle Minneapolis city council members Linea Palmisano and Alondra Cano took different positions on Betsy Hodges? property tax levy hike. Tiny Houses And tiny businesses too. David Gillette talked to Minnesotans who are thinking small when it comes to architecture. A Year of MN Weather Mark Seeley from the U of M looked back at an historic year of Minnesota weather. Hit Play! A time lapse of downtown St. Paul is our web clip of the week. The Weekly Essay Bring on the zombies says Adia Morris. Remembering Rodger Kent Minnesota Broadcast Hall of Famer Rodger Kent died this past week at age 90. We brought you a classic clip of Kent on Almanac from 1998. Medical Marijuana Mary Lahammer showed some of the winners and losers from this week's awarding of contracts to manufacture and distribute medical marijuana in Minnesota. The Political Panel The revenue forecast was the hot topic this week with Democrats Mike Hatch and Denise Cardinal and Republicans Andy Brehm and Fritz Knaak. The Index File Section We had our weekly fun with historic photos and ended the show with a tune by British pop-idol Donovan from an appearance on Almanac in 2004. The Wrap Ever wonder how a TV studio camera worked? Well, David Gillette provided you with a demonstration.
56 minutes long
tpt Life Channel 2.3

No previous airings of this
episode on this channel.



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