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Lori Barbero: ‘I just wish I could save all the dogs, all the world, all the people’

by Sylvia Jennings

March 19, 2020

Lori Barbero is a Minnesota music legend, drummer for Babes in Toyland and an artist who could fill an encyclopedia with her local knowledge. Like many musicians, she also works in the service industry; in her case, as a bartender. That means she's doubly affected by restaurants, bars, and music venues closing to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Before the outbreak, Barbero was scheduled to co-host today's Morning Show in honor of Women's History Month. Instead, by phone, she told The Current's Jill Riley about her feelings regarding the status of her bartending job, her gigs around town, and how she copes with staying cooped up in her house.

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