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By the end of the Blueslady's Time Machine, listeners had contributed almost $61,000 toward our goal of $70,000 for the fall pledge drive!

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Karen Heissler and Tamrah Schaller O’Neill talked with Meg Heery this morning on KFAI’s Morning Blend.

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Interact challenges perceptions of disability with “Uniquenox”.

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On Veterans Day, we're featuring a conversation with Paul Reidner from the KFAI program “Catalyst”.  

Riedner is the Executive Director of the Veterans Resilience Project.  The Project is a non-profit that works with Veterans to heal the psychological wounds of war, and in the process it helps them re-enter their communities.  

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When the Armistice ending World War One was signed in 1918, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, bells of joy rang around the world, asking everyone, everywhere to work for lasting peace. The Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers is a coalition of over 60 Minnesota peace and justice organizations. One of these organizations is the Veterans for Peace group.   On Veterans Day,  Larry Johnson of Veterans for Peace talked with Ron Thums on the Morning Blend. 

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The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority has unveiled its design for a new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

The Star Tribune reports that new building will be nearly twice the size of the Metrodome, with an asymmetrical shape that mimics the prow of a ship or a jagged iceberg.

The building facade will be made of metal panels and a glazed glass curtain wall. A walkway will surround the stadium, leading fans to and from stadium gates.

Five 95-foot-tall pivoting glass doors at concourse level will allow fans to enter and exit a plaza that’s more than 2 acres in size just outside the stadium.

The design by HKS Architects skips the much-discussed idea of a retractable cover in favor of a transparent glass-like polymer that will make up the south facing section of the stadium roof.

KFAI’s Christina Cerruti talked about the plans with city officials, desginers and Vikings fans who attended the event.

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With helicopters flying overhead, this past Friday evening people gathered at Minneapolis’ 4th Police Precinct to mourn and remember Jamar Clark with a candlelight vigil and march.  The week-long police station shutdown waged in response to Clark’s death while in police custody includes incidents of guns being leveled by the police at the protesters.  One of the protesters lined up in gun sight was Jeremiah, son to Minneapolis School Board member, Kim Ellison.

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KFAI is proud of its line-up of Sunday shows produced by members of immigrant communities in their native languages. 

Sometimes, members of our English-only speaking audience ask for more information about these programs, including details about content.  

One way to find out what's in a foreign language show is to talk with the host. 

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