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On Wednesday, July 11th, Truth to Tell:node/682 talks about Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis and Predatory Lending with the U of M Law School’s Prentiss Cox, the MN Homeownership Center’s Dana Snell

On two consecutive programs, Thursday, November 14, and Thursday, November 21, Encuentro will present “No basta rezar: La música de la Teología de la Liberación” (To pray is not enough: The music of Liberation Theology).  These programs will feature Latin American folk music and songs that have formed a sort of “songbook" for the movement in the Catholic church that has come to be known as "Liberation Theology”, and will play examples from a number of Latin American masses that capture this movement, with a special emphasis on the “Misa Campe

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the sound of cicadas buzzing in trees may be worth a thousand pictures, writes reviewer James Reiss of a non-narrated tour through Chicago’s parks called The

This Sunday, May 24, at 1 p.m., Encuentro: will dedicate the program’s first hour in honor of a great writer and human being, the Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti, who passed away on Sunday, May 17 (obituary:

Kinshasha talks with Dr. Matthew Edlund about his groundbreaking book The Power of Rest – Dr.

Kinshasha talks with Dr. Matthew Edlund about his groundbreaking book The Power of Rest


You have an extremely powerful gift. It is your Gut Wisdom, your intuition, your inner sense of knowing. When we ignore our Gut Wisdom, we can feel muscle tension, bloating, nausea, and constipation. These are signs of energy blocks.

When we think about seeking daily joy and lasting fulfillment, cultivating curiosity is rarely the first thing that comes to mind but based on groundbreaking research, professor Dr. Todd Kashdan talks with Kinshasha about the engine behind achieving a life that is most worth living.

This year is the 30th anniversary of Rondo Days,  the community celebration to remember the area surrounding Rondo Avenue, a mostly African American St. Paul neighborhood that was obliterated by the construction if Interstate 94 in the 1960’s. As part of this year’s observance, there will be a dedication in the renovated Union Depot in Downtown St. Paul.  A gathering space on the depot’s second floor will be named in honor of the Red Caps – Porters who worked at the station when train travel was the dominant mode of transport.  Many of the Red Caps were pillars of the Rondo Community.