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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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With Summer in full swing the Twin Cities has an abundance of food sources for shoppers at farmer’s markets. Augsburg College and the West Bank Community Coalition have teamed up to provide two opportunities for fresh produce and other foods. These new farmers’ markets will begin on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. at the former Dania Hall site located next to The Nomad at 427 Cedar Ave. and Thursdays from 11am-2pm at the Augsburg College Ice Arena Plaza 2323 Riverside Ave.

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The University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis represents a huge physical investment by the state in terms of buildings and infrastructure.    It takes a lot to keep it going, including heat and electricity.

Right now the U is working on a 96 million dollar project to update those systems and reduce the U of M’s carbon footprint.  It’s part of a larger goal to reach climate neutrality by the year 2050.   

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Ugandan Bishop Christopher Senyonjo and Reverend Canon Albert Ogle talk with KFAI’s Dixie Triechel

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