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We're about to turn the corner on November, and of course that means snow, ice and . . . broomball. The World Broomball Championships are set for November 3rd through the 7th in Tomakomai, Japan.  In just over a week, players from 13 countries will get on their squishy shoes and hit the ice for fame, athleticism, and perhaps, tidiness. Minneapolis resident John Each managed to get a spot on Alaska's broomball team, and he will head to Japan for the compitition.

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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Todd Otis and Barb Fabre about early childhood development and education, statewide and on the White Earth Ojibwe Nation. Todd Otis is Senior Vice President for External Affairs at Think Small, a Minnesota nonprofit. Barb Fabre is Administrator for the White Earth Nation’s  Child Care & Early Childhood Program. Both share a long history in early childhood education and policy development.
 
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Who: KFAI & Juxtaposition Arts
What: What's in the Mix
When: Fri, Nov 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Juxtaposition Studios, 1108 W. Broadway, Minneapolis MN 55411
 
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Minnesota’s 13th ward is by most measures a great neighborhood to live in.  Beautiful parks, wonderful shops and restaurants, good schools and friendly neighbors.  Bad stuff doesn’t happen here—until it does.

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November 20th  is the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.  

The observance was founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a trans woman who wanted to call attention to widespread violence against transgender people and to memorialize Rita Hester, who was murdered in Allston, Massachusetts in November of 1998.  

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Trista Harris is the Executive Director of the Headwaters Foundation.
Tonight the Humphrey School for Public Affairs will honor her with a Public Leadership award for her efforts to foster inclusion for Minnesota’s many and growing immigrant groups.
She talked with KFAI’s Yvette Howie, who asked Harris how she became interested in social justice.

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As the old year ends and a new year begins, the passage of time is on our minds.  

We check the time on cell phones, computer monitors, watches and wall clocks, marking its rhythms in days, weeks, months and years.

But what is time apart from a system humans devised to give a sense of order to our existence?

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In urban and rural communities across the nation, a powerful grassroots movement called Indivisible is demanding meetings with their congressional representatives and finding other ways to push back on issues like health care, travel bans and climate change.  In Minnesota’s  suburban  Second and Third Congressional Districts, Republican Congressmen Jason Lewis and  Erik Paulsen are feeling the heat.  
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On this weeks True Brit!, host Simon Husbands welcomes the US born writer and teacher, podcaster and musicologist, also resident of Japan, Mr.Tim Young!

 

TURTLE ISLAND: VOICES RISING

Indian Month Radio Celebration: Wednesday May 4, 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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