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May 18, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

If history is trying to repeat itself, it did a good job in Truckee between the “Spanish Flu” of 1918 and the coronavirus pandemic of 2019-2020: News reporter Alex Hoeft brings you the story of how the world’s largest pandemic hit Truckee “like a runaway train,” and how masks and social distancing played a role a century ago.

May 12, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

A look into our other new project: Tahoe Talks, community conversations on important topics during the pandemic hosted by Moonshine over Zoom. Plus, by popular demand, another installment of the corona-inspired funnies. Brought to you by news reporter Alex Hoeft.

May 7, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

Dog-lovers unite, take a deep breath, and learn to practice “dog mindfulness,” a meditation and mindfulness tactic you can do as a team with your dog that focuses on the senses from the mind of psychologist Dr. Cathy Reimers. Broadcast by news reporter Alex Hoeft.

May 6, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

If COVID doesn’t take you out … Can I? Today’s Minutes brings a little needed coronavirus-related humor to your day, then gets serious with critical updates on testing capacity and triage at the new Kings Beach facility, broadcast by editor/reporter Becca Loux.

May 5, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

Today we examine the “phased reopening” officials announced we are entering into, and delve into the new Kings Beach COVID-19 testing site, part of a commitment from Gov. Gavin Newsom to implement 80 testing sites across the state in underserved areas. Learn, too, about our Community Corkboard and how you can get your message heard, and what to do with food waste from our print edition. Broadcast by reporters Alex Hoeft and Becca Loux.

May 4, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

Local counties eye an exit from coronavirus hibernation. At the same time, increased local capacity for testing is coming online, but the white whale of robust contact tracing is still being chased. Co-authors Becca Loux and Alex Hoeft have the story.

April 24, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

Though people are scared, figuring out life during a pandemic that requires physical distancing to slow the spread, Tahoe/Truckee is finding ways to lift one another up. Co-editors Juliana Demarest, who penned the full version of this Feel Good Story available in print and online, and Becca Loux have the scoop.

April 22-23, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

COVID-19 on your mind? Reporters Alex Hoeft and Becca Loux peel back the layers of this global pandemic and look at the basics: who, what, where, why.

April 21, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

Reporter/Office Manager Molly Wilcox takes you through her reporting on efforts by a coalition of local restaurants to use their skills and resources to feed the community for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 20, 2020 Moonshine Minutes

Juliana Demarest, Moonshine Editor, takes you through the highlights of her story about the realities of homeschooling for families in different situations during the coronavirus outbreak.