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Minneapolis has a Police Conduct Oversight Commission tasked with working to improve the relationship between the Minneapolis Police Department and city residents.
The group held its first community listening session on June 14th. KFAI’s Christina Cerruti was there and she filed this report.

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Pictured (L to R: Congressman Keith Ellison, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, National Endowment for the Arts Chair Jane Chu,  Walker Art Center Curator Nisa Mackie, MN State Arts Board Executive Director Sue Gens. 

One of the nation’s largest gatherings of literary artists took place last weekend in Minneapolis, and the event drew some high ranking art officials.  

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Pop Wagner has been part of the folk scene in Minneapolis since he arrived in town over 40 years ago. He will be helping to start a new vibe on University Avenue in Minneapolis. Pop Wagner spoke with KFAI’s Rico Morales about his career, influences, and more. Pop Wagner will be playing at The Roots Cellar at University Baptist Church in Minneapolis.
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The environmental advocacy group Environment Minnesota has released a report detailing some of the successes of the Federal Clean Water Act – a law that has been on the books for over forty years.

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KFAI’s Susan Gray visits the Prepare Fair.

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Today many people make telephone calls casually, with not much thought given to cost. For that you can thank cell phones and calling plans that include all the minutes you might want to use.
But for people who are in prison, picking up the phone and connecting with their lawyers, family, and loved ones on the outside can be an expensive proposition.

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As community leaders, activists and authorities in Ferguson, Missouri continue to try to resolve an ongoing, tense situation there, scholars in the field of Criminal Justice are taking a close look at how this and other conflicts have developed.

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Project DIVA is North Minneapolis-based program established to provide under-served girls with the tools and support to end the cycle of the poverty endemic in our communities.

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Story by Eric Blom, Bob Hines & Michelle Alimoradi

Last spring, the Minneapolis City Council amended a zoning code to allow commercial agriculture in the city.
KFAI’s Eric Blom talked to members of Stones Throw Urban Farm and Project Sweetie Pie about how this growing movement is feeding communities and teaching valuable life skills.
And Project Sweetie’s Michael Chaney stopped by the KFAI Weekly news to talk with Bob Hines and Michelle Alimoradi.

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Anthony Taylor, Adventures Director for the Loppet Foundation, will be speaking this weekend at the Outdoor Adventures Expo about engaging people of color in the outdoors.

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