We’re all in this together – Issue 102

April 9 – April 15, 2020
Edition 101


Coronavirus Updates

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In a time where keeping yourself updated on coronavirus can be a matter of life or death, it’s crucial that everyone stays informed. But how do you keep everyone in the loop, especially the 100,000 Minnesotans who don’t speak English? Fortunately, the state has adopted various measures to reach out to immigrant communities.

Sahan Journal –  “The City of Minneapolis announced a host of new and expanded programs will provide emergency housing and small business assistance to Minneapolis residents and families, including undocumented immigrants.” Learn more about what this $5 million funding package could mean for you and the City. Immigrants are the lifeblood of the United States, and many of them are on the front lines either fighting against the coronavirus or providing essential services for society. Yet many immigrants lack the same resources that U.S. born citizens do. We are all enduring the coronavirus crisis and need to take care of each other, not just citizens and permanent residents.

How about the accounts of home health aids and personal care attendants? Their work has changed since the beginnings of the pandemic. The Minnesota Reformer – Home health aids and personal care attendants are on the front lines, Nora Clark reports.

Other Local News


Buenas noticias! Twin Cities jazz giant great Nachito Herrera is off his ventilator and is in stable condition, two weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus and was hospitalized. “After two long weeks, we can finally have hope that his return home may only be a matter of time,” said his daughter, Mirdalys Herrera Tweeton.

The City of Minneapolis is investigating a major landlord for discrimination and a hostile housing environment. Fortunately, residents are safe as Governor Tim Walz has suspended evictions, but what’s next? Find out from Jared Goyette with The Minnesota Reformer

Bottom of the Barrel

¡Coquí, coquí! We can all agree that frogs are cool, right? What’s not to love: they can jump really high, make funny noises, and this beloved Puerto Rican frog has been around for at least 29 million years. That’s hoppin’ mad.Since the coronavirus pandemic, the time the average American spends on streaming services has doubled. The number has hopped from four hours to eight, and more people have signed up for free trials. I’ll stick to my reruns of The Office, thank you.  

Don’t miss the special Cafe Libre program on Coronavirus (COVID-19) that was broadcast April 11th on Univision Minnesota in collaboration with New Prensa.
Café Libre, is a weekly program in Spanish featuring NewPublica’s very own Alberto Monserrate and Melisa Franzen. In this talk show you can keep up with the latest things that are happening in Minnesota including politics, health, immigration and more. Tune in every Saturday at 10am for the latest events at Univision Minnesota, in collaboration with your online media source New Prensa. Pour a cup and join the conversation. Check out one of the latest episodes covering coronavirus here. For all the latest episodes, visit our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe!

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