Local Journalism Initiative

Our Partners
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A public radio/NPR collaboration

The Public's Radio

Providence, Rhode Island

Star Tribune

Minneapolis, Minn.

The Salt Lake Tribune

Salt Lake City, Utah

Milwaukee PBS

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Rocky Mountain PBS

Denver, Colorado

New Mexico PBS

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Tampa Bay Times

St. Petersburg, Florida

Oklahoma Watch

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Latest Reporting from Our Partners

WATCH: Living and Working in Milwaukee During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stories of the personal impact of the coronavirus pandemic from the producers and hosts of Milwaukee PBS.
Milwaukee PBS
March 24, 2020
Florida Lagged Behind Dozens of States on Coronavirus Restrictions
Despite a large elderly population that is more vulnerable to the virus, the state has been slower than many others to restrict businesses.
Tampa Bay Times
March 24, 2020
Coronavirus is Crippling Florida’s Unemployment System
As Florida’s economy ground to a halt this week, Floridians flooded the program with calls and website requests, jamming the lines and crashing the website.
Tampa Bay Times
March 21, 2020
Businesses in Tampa Bay Step Up to Help Others Survive Coronavirus
One company decided to forgo collecting rent in April. Two others started making hand sanitizer to give away.
Tampa Bay Times
March 21, 2020
Until Coronavirus Surfaces, Mandates Are Scarce in Rural Communities
Many rural communities across Oklahoma have been hesitant to implement restrictions or closures, especially on businesses, partly because the fast-spreading coronavirus has not yet reached their edges.
Oklahoma Watch
March 21, 2020
WATCH: Coping with Social Distancing in New Mexico; Tracking COVID-19 in Indian Country
Psychiatrists from University of New Mexico share strategies for dealing with the realities of social distancing as the nation responds to the COVID-19 outbreak.
New Mexico PBS
March 20, 2020
Coronavirus Responses Trigger Anxiety, Distress for Vulnerable Oklahomans
For people fighting depression, anxiety or other mental illness, isolation can be more frightening than the coronavirus.
Oklahoma Watch
March 19, 2020
Coronavirus Prompts Cities, Residents to Rethink Use of Storm Shelters
When tornadoes and severe storms threaten communities this spring, residents may find their public storm shelters are not open.
Oklahoma Watch
March 19, 2020

The Local Journalism Initiative is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.