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Interest in homeschooling has 'exploded' amid pandemic

Interest in homeschooling has 'exploded' amid pandemic

Some are worried their districts are unable to offer a strong virtual learning program. For others who may have been considering homeschooling, concerns for their family's health amid the coronavirus and the on-again, off-again planning for in-person instruction are leading them to part ways with school systems.

Sounds Like Home III on The Current Thursday, Aug. 13

Sounds Like Home III on The Current Thursday, Aug. 13

Today, August 13, 2020, The Current is hosting round three of Sounds Like Home. It’s an evening of virtual performances celebrating Minnesota musicians.

Join an incredible lineup of local musicians and Andrea Swensson from The Current as we meet up on the internet for a virtual festival. Great music lives here, and you can still enjoy it live on The Current’s YouTube channel or Facebook page!

Schedule

7 p.m. Turn Turn Turn
7:30 p.m. Annie Humphrey
8 p.m. Margret
8:30 p.m. Gaelynn Lea
9 p.m. Longshot
9:30 p.m. Maria Isa

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COVID-19 and college: Professors say they worry about students and their families

COVID-19 and college: Professors say they worry about students and their families

Universities and colleges have different plans for returning to teaching this fall, and there are specific needs for many classroom settings. As faculty and instructors prepare to teach, they worry about their students and their families.

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Coffee Break: Kamala's playlist

Coffee Break: Kamala's playlist

A few years ago, California Senator Kamala Harris made a music playlist celebrating African-American Music Appreciation Month. That playlist has resurfaced this week, as presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has chosen Senator Harris as his running mate in the 2020 election. So let's let Kamala take the wheel today. What songs do you want to hear from her playlist for today's 9:30 Coffee Break?

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Listen to mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke's recital in Duluth as part of Matinee Musicale

Listen to mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke's recital in Duluth as part of Matinee Musicale

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke performed in Duluth as a part of Matinee Musicale's 2013 season. Listen to her recital featuring works by Poulenc, Ravel, Copland and more.