Station Announcements

KFAI is teaming up with MTN and SPNN for a special event featuring Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! and her brother David Goodman.

July is National Minority Mental Health Month 
 

Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised amid a vibrant, loving, and gossipy Iranian diaspora in the American heartland. When at eighteen, she began battling a severe physical illness, her community stepped up, filling her hospital rooms with roses, lilies, and hyacinths.

But when she attempted suicide and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there were no flowers. Despite several stays in psychiatric hospitals, bombarded with tranquilizers, mood-stabilizers, and antipsychotics, she was encouraged to keep her illness a secret—by both her family and an increasingly callous and indifferent medical establishment. Refusing to be ashamed, Moezzi became an outspoken advocate, determined to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and reclaim her life along the way.

Both an irreverent memoir and a rousing call to action, Haldol and Hyacinths is the moving story of a woman who refused to become torn across cultural and social lines. Moezzi reports from the front lines of the no-man’s land between sickness and sanity, and the Midwest and the Middle East. A powerful, funny, and poignant narrative told through a unique and fascinating cultural lens, Haldol and Hyacinthsis a tribute to the healing power of hope, humor, and acceptance.

Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

KFAI's Womenfolk heads over to the 331 Club for a special concert on Friday, October 4th at 10 pm. Showcasing the finest female talent from the region, the event will be hosted by Womenfolk DJ Ellen Stanley and will feature performances by Reina del CidMother Banjo Band and Wisconsin songwriter Katie Dahl.

KFAI and The Twin Cities Daily Planet would like to invite you to a Party for a Media Revolution on Thursday, June 5th, at Trocadero’s.

Dee Henry Williams, host of A Great Blend of Watercolors:http://www.kfai.org/node/107 invites you to Art for Healing & Celebration Saturday, September 6, 2008, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, at KFAI, 1808 Riverside Avenue. A blue jean workshop will occur from Noon to 1:00.

KFAI mourns the loss of Georgette Pfannkuch, programmer and founder of Bonjour Minnesota:http://www.kfai.org/node/78 since 1984. Georgette passed away on Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at her home, surrounded by her family. She leaves behind her husband, Olaf, sons Georges and Johannes, daughters Karin and Barbara, and grandaughters Josephine and Isabelle.

Thank you to amazing local singer-songwriter Molly Maher and legendary musician Augie Meyers for coming by Freewheelin' this afternoon! Augie had some great words about community-oriented, music-lovin' stations like KFAI and the importance of keeping them around. You can't go wrong getting a Texas Tornado in the studio during the pledge drive!

Give us a call @ 612 375 9030 to support free-form music and passionate public affairs programming today!

KFAI’s celebration of Black History Month begins this Friday, February 25, 2011 at 5:00 a.m. and continues through midnight.

Tune into KFAI all day on Tuesday February 23rd to hear a full day’s programming devoted to celebrating Black History Month. You will hear music and discussion from 6am to 6pm produced by KFAI and members of the community.

Jim Carroll was 19 and homesick. He was crammed into one of 900 C 47s along with 15 buddies of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles”. They were loaded down with 100 pound packs, containing their rifle, ammunition and a 3-day supply of k rations. German guns fired from the French beaches below. The tracers flashed around them.

It was June 6, 1944, D Day, and Jim was in the first wave. Jim parachuted into a small meadow with a stream running through it. He made it through that first deadly day and went on to several major battles of World War II, including Bastogne in Belgium, Operation Market Garden in Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. He was decorated many times and just recently received France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor Medal. (Médaille de la Légion d’Honneur)

Jim, now 91, will speak tonight, December 2, 20014 about his experiences on Bonjour Minnesota, 8:00-10:00 PM. He will speak in the first part of the program, hosted by Caryl Minnetti and Dana Bogema. Don’t miss this interesting interview which is historically important.

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