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…no—local singer-songwriter and poet Ben Weaver is not "the ugly"! He's providing the positive balance to the yin-and-yang thing happening on KFAI Monday, October 6th as Pam hosts Monday morning one last time. In the spirit of both sides of life, she'll kick off the morning with a set of bad decisions in song, featuring requests from listeners and her own "poor" choices.

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Close your eyes and try hard to imagine what nothingness would look like. Drawing a blank? Go visit Hamline University and find the Heech Sculpture. It’s a sculpture of nothing. Or at least it means nothingness. It’s been there for over forty years, but it’s still a bit of a mystery. KFAI’S Peggah Navab has a story about what one of Iran’s foremost contemporary artists left behind in St. Paul.

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The Interchange” – a public space and transportation hub in downtown Minneapolis. Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin explains the concept.

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MINTHEAD ALERT!!! – We are proud to announce that Mint Condition will be featured on TV One’s “Unsung”, next Wednesday, March 13th at 9 PM (EST). We are extremely excited about the episode, and hope you will all enjoy the REAL story of our journey as a band, and as brothers. New Single, Believe In Us http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF0pNGx58Uw

Bobby Z and the American Heart Association present… The 2nd Annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life! a celebrity-filled concert featuring Questlove, Andre Cymone, Dez Dickerson, Dr. Fink, Alexander O’Neil, Stokley of Mint Condition, and more surprise celebrity artists. March 9, 2013 at First Avenue in Minneapolis

Story by Shanna Gratton

Fu Manchu to Soul Patch. Mutton Chops to a classic lumberjack, beards are more than merely a way to be stylish or keep one’s face warm. They are personal statements and a basis for serious competition.
On March 24th, the Minnesota Beard-Off will happen at First Avenue.

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Natalie Warren is part of an 11 person expedition paddling down the Mississippi River. We check in with her on Wednesday mornings along the way, she talks with KFAI’s Mike Fischbein on the Morning Blend. They expect to arrive in New Orleans in late November or early December, She and her crew are currently going through Kentucky on the great Mississippi River.

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Tune in to Health Notes at 6:30 pm Monday, June 10. The topic for the evening is Validation—recognizing and accepting your child’s thoughts and feelings, regardless of whether or not you feel that your child should be experiencing them—helps children develop a lifelong sense of self-worth. Children who are validated feel reassured that they will be accepted and loved regardless of their feelings, while children who are not validated are more vulnerable.

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Tuesday's Conversations with Al McFarlane featured a discussion about the role of the Black church in the community, social responsibility, and food justice.  Participants were Reverend Nazim B. Fakir, Pastor Owen E. Williams, and Dr. Willie Dean.

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Tonight at the HUGE Theater in Uptown, Minneapolis, the Theater of Public Policy looks at the issue of climate change.
The group will welcome guest expert Paul Huttner. He’s a meteorologist.
Tane Danger and Brandon Boat of the Theater of Public Policy stopped by KFAI to talk with Siobhan Kierans.

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Every Monday night at the HUGE Theater in Uptown, Minneapolis, the Theater of Public Policy takes a close look at weighty issues and lightens them using the magic of humor.
And every Monday morning the mirthful wonks from T2P2 offer KFAI Morning Blend listeners a public policy quiz.

Today’s topic: Mandatory Minimum Sentencing.

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