Minnesota Community

Minnesota Community

“Twin Cities Community” is a half-hour public affairs program featuring local community organizations in the Twin Cities and the State of Minnesota. TCC airs weekly on iHeart Radio stations in Minneapolis/St. Paul and is hosted by Samantha Sansevere.

Episodes

January 3, 2021 30 min
Sam is joined by Reverend Tim Christopher to discuss the remarkable work that his organization does for people in need within the communities around the Twin Cities.
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Sam shares audio and information from the COVID-19 briefing done by Governor Tim Walz and top MDH officials held on the first Monday following the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
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Sam features a conversation with Stan Teikala about wildlife conservation in MN - particularly flying squirrels within the state.
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November 22, 2020 30 min
Sam shares audio and information from Governor Tim Walz's latest press briefing where he announced Executive Order 20-99, which imposes restrictions in Minnesota over the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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Sam shares information on the new COVID-19 restrictions announced by Governor Tim Walz on November 10th, 2020.
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November 1, 2020 30 min
Sam shares audio and information from the October 26th MDH briefing about the latest COVID-19 data within the state.
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November 1, 2020 30 min
Sam is joined by Julie Orlando to discuss Hope4Youth, a nonprofit organization located in Minnesota that provides pathways to end youth homelessness in our communities.
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October 25, 2020 30 min
Sam chats with Carolyn Smallwood from Way To Grow about MN kindergarten enrollments being down during the pandemic.
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October 18, 2020 30 min
Sam shares information from MDH on COVID-19 testing around the state. She also features Dana Helstrom from Team Tucker to discuss her son's legacy and the efforts that her organization put in to help children suffering from illnesses.
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October 12, 2020 30 min
Sam features a conversation with Stan Teikala about Minnesota bird migration and conservation.
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Dr. Jeff Kegarise joins Sam to discuss the impact of increased screen time for students due to more students turning to e-learning in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Later, Minute Clinic Physicians Assistant Rebecca Hooper shares information about the seasonal flu shot and how it may be able to boost your immune system to help protect against COVID-19.
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Many students -- from grade school to graduate school -- are turning to e-learning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even prior to the coronavirus outbreak, online classes were already gaining in popularity. Brian Martucci from Money Crashers joins Sam Sansevere to discuss the pros and cons of doing classes online. See Brian's article on the topic here: https://www.moneycrashers.com/take-online-college-classes/
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August 8, 2020 30 min
Karla Blomberg and Chris McArdle join Sam to share a compelling story about Chris's son, Brice, and how Wishes & More helped them to have a very special experience with their son. Karla also explains how Wishes & More helps many other children and families in very difficult times.
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Sam dives into the details laid out in Executive Order 20-81 and shares audio from the press conference where Governor Walz announced the order.
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Sam shares information released by Minnesota health and education officials about the guidance laying out plans for Minnesota schools reopening in fall 2020. She also plays audio from the press conference where the guidance was announced and chats with Christine Lees, the Dakota County Disease Prevention & Control and Emergency Preparedness & Response Supervisor.
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Sam explains why the agriculture industry in Minnesota was hit especially hard by COVID-19 related shutdowns. Later, she chats with the founder of Farm Direct MN, Sazzy Calhoun, about how that resource is helping connect food producers and consumers directly so that they can still make a living despite many distributors and processing plants experiencing COVID-19 related shutdowns or restrictions.
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June 5, 2020 30 min
Sam highlights a couple of organizations that are working hard to help the Twin Cities rebuild following unrest that led to the destruction of many essential establishments like grocery stores and pharmacies. ShayCares founder Shay Webbie shares her vision for supporting, nourishing, strengthening and celebrating the St. Paul community through the leadership and volunteers of ShayCares that work together to run a pop up food self t...
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Kirstyn Sansom from Kelly Services joins Sam to offer insight and hope following record breaking unemployment numbers both locally and Nationally. She also offers tips and advice for anyone on the job hunt in Minnesota during this global pandemic.
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Sam highlights two organizations that are working hard to provide important resources to seniors and individuals impacted by Alzheimer's disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. First she chats with Chuck Fuschillo from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, and later she's joined by Damon Kenton, the founder and director of Community Healthcare Services.
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