Melissa Townsend

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  • Username: melissa-ampers
  • PRX Member
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Melissa Townsend

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Reflections on Rising to the Challenge of the Pandemic and Respecting the Virus (28:30)
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Host Leah Lemm explores how Indian Country in MN is responding and adapting to the current pandemic health crisis. On this show, Host Leah Lemm reflects on the themes of ...
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MN Governor Walz Announces Face Covering Requirements (02:00)
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Governor Tim Walz announced an Executive Order requiring face coverings for everyone in Minnesota. The order goes into effect on July 25th. He said health experts have ...
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Minnesota Native News: Native educator shares lessons from Native families distance learning (05:00)
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Families and school districts across Minnesota are thinking about what the next school year may look like for teachers, children and families. The Covid-19 pandemic is ...
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Tribal Sovereignty and the Health of Native Communities (28:30)
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In this show, Leah welcomes Lyz Jaakola, an Anishinaabe mother, teacher, and musician living on her home Rez, Fond du Lac in Cloquet, MN. They reflect on the relationship ...
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Find Your Reason to Stay Socially Distant Amid "Caution Fatigue" (02:00)
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Some are calling this quarantine fatigue or caution fatigue. Many people are tired of the precautions we need to take to avoid Covid-19. A recent article in Fast Company ...
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How Artistic Gifts Help Inspire and Motivate Good Health (28:30)
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How Artistic Gifts Help Inspire and Motivate Good Health Host Leah Lemm explores how Indian Country in MN is responding and adapting to the current pandemic health crisis.
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Group of Bar Patrons Linked to COVID-19 Outbreak (01:59)
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The vast majority of people who have died from Covid-19 are over the age of 70. But what you might not know is that most people who get Covid-19 are much younger. Adults ...
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Minnesota Native News: After protecting property during the Minneapolis uprisings, Native leader ... (05:00)
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Conversations about changing policing and public safety continue around the state. Today reporter Melissa Townsend talks with one of the people who took public safety into ...
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People Who Use Commercial Tobacco More Likely to Have Severe Health Crisis If They Get COVID19 (01:59)
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People who have chronic health challenges are more likely to have a severe health crisis if they get Covid-19, including asthma, lung disease, diabetes and heart disease. ...
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How Tribal Communities Help Reduce the Risks of Commercial Tobacco Use and COVID-19 (28:33)
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Lung disease, cancer, and now complications due to COVID19 are a few of the many dangers that smoking cigarettes or using commercial tobacco causes. Today’s show looks at how ...