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  • All of my life I have known that I was a descendant of Native Americans…”Indian” they called it, but I had no idea of what that meant. My ethnicity has always been questioned, and as a child my long, thick braids would garner comments of “Oh, you look just like a little Indian girl”. My response was always, “Okay”.

    As time passed and I grew up, I began to hear less of “You look Indian” and more of “What are you?” or “Where are you from?” I heard comments like, “You don’t really look Black” to “Yeah, you’re Black, but not Black, Black”. So what does that mean and what were they trying to say?

    Obviously, to the people asking me these questions, they were not unreasonable. I thought it was very obvious that I was Black and there should be no reason to question that. Yes, I have Native American ancestry, but in my mind I was Black and that was that.

    Over the years, I continued to periodically get these questions from people of various cultures and ethnicities—Black, White, Asian, etc. I was most unnerved by these questions when they came from Black people because I thought that they should already know. Well, I was wrong. They questioned me because they really did not know.
    Health Notes Airs on Mondays – 7:00-8:00PM

  • It is with deep sadness and regret that KFAI notes the passing of Brother Tad Selzer, host of The Rockhouse.  Though it was unexpected, Tad died peacefully on Wednesday, July 4th with loved ones near.    There will be a celebration of his life at The Turf Club in St.

  • The funny thing is that Sarah Elliston never realized she was “a difficult person,” —someone who harangued people until she got her way, threw snip fits and temper tantrums, talked over her bosses and pointed out what she thought were their misconceptions. In her family, where she felt bullied, the only way she knew how to get someone’s attention and approval was to voice her opinion—and loudly! Without standing her ground, how could she do what she thought was best for herself and everyone else around her. She wasn’t intentionally mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was RIGHT!

    Until a kind, but firm, boss woke her up! With great compassion, and strength, her boss pointed out that her actions had consequences. That in being “difficult,” she was not only disrupting the office camaraderie and production, but impeding her own professional advancement.

    In this conversation we role play a conversation with a “difficult “ person

    Health Notes Airs on Mondays 7:00-8:00PM

  • The Police Chief of Minneapolis, Medaria Arrodondo, made an appearance on KFAI's The Wake Up Call with Barb Abney and Miss Britt on June 27th.  Their conversation touched on the Chief's history as a public servant, the role personal trauma plays in creating further violence, and a recent shooting in Minneapolis that has put the community on edge.  

    Listen to the interview by clicking below, or hear the entire program by following this link.  

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  • Health Notes talks with renowned cardiologist, Dr. William Davis about how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.

    Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.

    After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays – 7:00-8:00PM

  • KFAI proudly broadcasts on two frequencies in the Twin Cities – 90.3 FM from atop the IDS Center in Minneapolis and 106.7 FM from the Robert Street Water Tower in West St. Paul.   

  • In 1998, author Paul Huljich was diagnosed by psychiatrists as suffering from Bipolar Disorder, also known as manic depression. That year, he experienced a full mental breakdown, lost his rights as a citizen and was made a ward of the state.

    Informed that there was no cure, that he would eventually relapse, and that he would be dependent on medication for the rest of his life, Huljich traveled to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for treatment and later admitted himself to the Menninger Clinic in Kansas to more fully understand and address his condition. Aided by research and his background in organic foods, Huljich developed a diet, exercise, and wellness plan that would help him end his dependence on medication to cure himself and find true peace of mind.

    Since the year 2000, Huljich has not taken any psychotropic or psychiatric medication or any medication related to mental illness. Nor has he suffered any relapse of depression or manic depression, or received further treatment from any psychiatrist, therapist, or doctor regarding mental illness. He has never felt better.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 7:00-8:00PM

  • This week's True Brit! – Friday night at midnight – will be a Bauhaus / Love & Rockets / Tones On Tail / Poptone FRENZY! Host Simon Husbands will be talking to Kevin Haskins, the drummer with these legendary bands – and his new project POPTONE will be playing at First Avenue on Wednesday the 20th! So get your frenzy on, and join Kevin – 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul – and streaming from kfai.org!

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  • A Totally New Paradigm For Treating Back Pain

    Virtually every American will suffer from back pain at some point. Dr. Jack Stern, a neurosurgeon and professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, brings relief to these millions of sufferers (including himself) who literally ache for help. Based on the latest scientific data, Dr. Stern developed a five-step solution with a multidisciplinary, holistic perspective that’s been missing from conventional back pain wisdom:
    Step One: Unlock your back’s unique pain code
    Step Two: Prepare to work with health care professionals
    Step Three: Ensure proper diagnosis
    Step Four: Embrace various pathways to healing
    Step Five: Live a life that supports a strong, healthy back
    Health Notes Airs Mondays – 7:00-8:00PM

  • On this weeks True Brit!, the front man for the band The Telescopes will be chatting to host Simon Husbands. The Telescopes are an English noise, space rock, dream pop and psychedelic band, formed in 1987 by Stephen, and drawing influences from artists such as Suicide, The Velvet Underground and The 13th Floor Elevators – so tune in at midnight on Friday to discover more! 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul or streaming live or anytime from KFAI.org!

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