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CoronAmnesia; masks and privilege.Two opinion pieces on common courtesy in the time of the coronavirus and why wearing a mask is an act of social justice, by the Moonshine Ink Editorial Board and guest author Katie Capano respectively, make up today’s episode. Mask up, Tahoe, we have many miles to go before we sleep in this pandemic.
How to talk about politics with loved onesLindsay Simon is one of Moonshine’s regular contributors, using her expertise as an LMFT to provide insight into wellness topics in a web-exclusive column. This episode of Moonshine Minutes, editor Becca Loux sits down with Lindsay to learn her best practices for talking about politics with loved ones without losing relationships.
Critter rehabCritters of all shapes and sizes come calling at the Lake Tahoe Rehabilitation Center. Walk through a day in the life of the busy facility, complete with an appearance by a baby chipmunk and a venerable bald eagle. Reporting and broadcasting by Eve Quesnel, with a minor assist from MI editor Becca Loux.
How the PPP shakes out locallyBusinesses big and small have sought help during the coronavirus pandemic through the Paycheck Protection Program. Moonshine Ink shares the list of local businesses that received funding in this latest update. Reporting and broadcasting by Alex Hoeft
Fire bans across jurisdictional linesLocal fire districts give an overview of the bans on open fire throughout the North Shore region, with a special look at the Truckee Fire Protection District’s inaugural campfire fire ban last year. This piece stemmed from our monthly question-answer section, You Asked. They Answered. Reporting and broadcasting by Becca Loux
Dog days with a canine forensics expertKayle is an 11-year-old who searches for human remains using her nose. This trained border collie and her owner, John Grebenkemper, have helped add clarity to what is known about famous Donner Party’s campsites. Reporting and broadcasting by Alex Hoeft.
New fly fishing restrictions a mixed bag for conservationistsProposed changes to fishing regulations is a win for some, but could they come at a loss to the stretch of river from Tahoe City to Truckee? Today’s episode of Moonshine Minutes is all about trout. Story by Sage Sauerbrey, broadcast by Mayumi Elegado.
Closing roads, dealing with restrictionsThings are different county-to-county coronavirus-wise around Lake Tahoe, and businesses are dealing with the repercussions. Plus, closing Donner Pass Road along Commercial Row isn’t off the table to accommodate expanding outdoor dining. Broadcasting and reporting by Alex Hoeft.
Dead Man WalkingBy all accounts, Mark Redpath should not be here right now. By all accounts, he should have died. As the one and only Tahoe Forest Hospital patient to have been on a ventilator — fighting for his life under the grip of COVID-19 — he wants you to know this thing is real, the biggest misconception out there being that it’s “just a cold.” Reporting and broadcasting by Juliana Demarest.
The coronavirus pandemic has flooded the Tahoe real estate market with an unprecedented number of buyers seeking an escape from urban lifestyles that have shrunk in the wake of COVID-19. Here to give a recap of the hot market this hot summer is Jackie Ginley, a former Moonshine Ink investigative reporter, who is now a Tahoe/Truckee realtor.