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A couple of months ago, Ohio State University student Balpreet Kaur  was surprised to see a photo of herself on Reddit, a social news website. Reddit users post comments and stories under thread categories which range from World News to Technology. Balpreet's photo was posted under Reddit's "Funny" thread and, underneath it, a caption read "I'm not sure what to conclude from this." By the time she saw it, dozens of other users had posted reactions to the photo.

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Friday November 23 at 10 AM, pour an extra cup of coffee, settle in, and join the Fubar Omniverse for a tribute to Twin Cities guitarist and singer Dave “Snaker” Ray. Guest host and longtime Dave Ray pal Molly will recognize the tenth anniversary of Dave’s passing by exploring his storied career, from the Blues, Rags, and Hollers of his early years to his fine string of recordings in the 90s and early aughts to unreleased moments from house parties gone by…

With the election now over, you’d think political observers would be able to take a rest but Hamline University’s David Schultz is busier than ever.  He has had two recent blog posts published in Minn Post and Politics in Minnesota, talking about the upcoming state legislative session and the potential plans of the new DFL majority, and the effect of money in politics.  KFAI's Allegra Oxborough asked Professor Schultz what we learned about money in the 2012 election. 

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CONGRATULATIONS to the 90th & 106th Donor – Elena from St. Paul and Emily from Minneapolis. Elena and Emily will be receiving the Seward Coop’s 40th Anniversary, first edition, of “Growing With Purpose.”

KFAI has exceeded its Give To The Max goal of $7,000. As of midnight, 136 donors have “Given To The Max” to KFAI with $8,602.30. KFAI’s thanks you for your continued and unswerving financial support. KFAI DONORS ROCK!

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The zAmya Theater Project is an unusual local performing arts venture in a number of ways – not the least of which is this – it’s housed at a social service agency. 

As part of St. Stephens Human Services in South Minneapolis, zAmya brings together housed and homeless actors to create works that explore the topic of homelessness.

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Following the Dakota – U.S. War of 1862, approximately 1,700 Dakota people – women, children and elders, were set on a 150 mile forced march to imprisonment near the site of Fort Snelling.  They were assaulted en route and held in brutal conditions through the winter.  Hundreds died. 

This kind of inhumane treatment would be an international scandal today.  Instead, it’s an overlooked episode in Minnesota history. 

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Small towns in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin are the focus of intense attention from mining companies looking for silica sand.  The sand is used in the hydraulic fracturing process that frees oil and natural gas from rock formations in several places around the U.S., most notably Pennsylvania and North Dakota. 

Jim Tittle is a filmmaker and accidental fracking activist.  He’s working on a documentary called The Price of Sand.  Segments of his film were shown last month at the Flyway Film Festival in Stockholm Wisconsin near Lake Pepin. 

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From November 9th to the 18th,  the organization Spirit in The House will curate a collection of theater, film, visual art, and academic works on the topic of forgiveness at Concordia University in St. Paul.  A complicated subject, as the press release says, which is why we need art to address it.  Symposium organizer Dean Seal and writer and performer Ari Hoptman stopped by KFAI's Morning Blend to talk about the importance of forgiveness and the challenge of embracing it.  

 

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More Minnesotans are using solar energy in their homes and businesses thanks to financial incentives available from state and federal government programs and non-profits organizations. 

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association in southwest Minneapolis has formed a partnership with Applied Energy Innovations and the MN Renewable Energy Society to help community residents get access to affordable solar energy.

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An Alzheimer’s expert suggests that you stay aware of the state of your own body and mind.

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