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The KFAI show Jet Set Planet and host Glen Leslie were profiled in the Star Tribune by writer Kim Ode. 

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Listen in to Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on First Person Radio at 9 am: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 as they talk with Indigenous Language Experts Jewell Arcoren (Sisseton Wahpeton) and Hope Flanagan (Ojibwe/Seneca). They will talk about their work to bring the Dakota and Ojibwe languages to the youngest learners (ages 16 months to 5 years) in the Wicoie Nandagidendan program in Minneapolis.  

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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock today  as she talks with Jewell Arcoren about the importance of learning tribal languages. Two specialists in teaching the very young native languages: Jewell and Justin Kurta of Wicoie Nandagikendan will talk about teaching very young children. This program, nestled in the middle of busy South Minneapolis teaches Dakota and Ojibwe to children as young as 18 months. The 4-year olds in the classes are prepared for kindergarten, where they have shown to be not only ready for school but also equipped with two languages.
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Thirty five people are running for Mayor of Minneapolis this fall. That’s a crowded field – the largest in the city’s history. One person who was in the race early on but dropped out is Jim Thomas, a special education teacher in the Minneapolis School District. He was a first-time candidate for political office. Running as a DFL’er, Thomas played a role in the city convention earlier this summer that left the mayoral race without an endorsed candidate.
Jim Thomas talked about his brief political career with KFAI’s Zan Holston.

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Joe Horse Capture, Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, talks with KFAI’s Laura Waterman Wittstock about culture, curators and shoes.

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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday November 23, 2016 for a discussion of the 2016 presidential election with Mohawk radio host John Kane. We’ll continue the conversation from last week with John’s perspectives on how the election went over on some of the NY reservations. We’ll also check in on Standing Rock and hear what John’s guests are saying about the water protectors.
 
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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock, Roy Taylor  and John Kane (Mohawk) on Wednesday February 15, 2017 for a lively discussion of politics and updates on what is happening with the pipeline and the water protectors. John hosts two weekly radio shows. "Let's Talk Native…with John Kane" – now in its seventh year – streams online at 
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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 as she talks with Mohawk radio and podcast host John Kane about the fight for native sovereignty and continued independence from the European settlers’  rebellion against England. The  U.S. Declaration of Independence stands against Thomas Jefferson who attempted to take a swipe at King George of England by accusing the native nations of being his minions and Jefferson sank to  name calling to make his thin point.
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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday August 9, 2017  at 1 pm as she talks with Mohawk radio and podcast host John Kane about the latest Indian Country news and what he is hearing in New York State. His 8/7 program on “Let’s Talk Native” has a big topic. Watch it on Facebook. "The politics of fear. It's finally beginning to wear thin but they are still trying threaten us and back us down with fear.
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