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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Sydney Beane and Kate Beane about the legacy of Cloud Man and what is now known as Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis. According to the Southwest Journal in Minneapolis  "Beane and other descendants of Cloud Man are working with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board on a public art project to honor the Dakota. The memorial will stand on a 60-foot strip of shoreland on the southeast corner of Lake Calhoun.
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  • Often presenting itself after a head trauma, concussion— or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)— can cause anxiety, chronic migraines, depression, memory, and sleep problems that can last for years, referred to as post concussion syndrome (PCS). Easy-to-read and informative, this book is an invaluable resource for understanding concussion, post concussion syndrome (PCS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), as well as overcoming the challenges associated with these conditions.
    Neuropsychologist and concussion survivor Dr. Diane Roberts Stoler is the authority on all aspects of the recovery process. Coping with Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury is a lifeline for patients, parents, and other caregivers navigating the concussion course.

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

  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock as she talks with Keri Pickett about her new film:  “First Daughter and the Black Snake,” featuring Native American activist WinonaLaDuke. Keri says, Winona’s "inspirational pursuit of environmental justice, has challenged my story-telling skills. I am weaving together her personal story with the Ojibwe tribal history and its economic dependence on wild rice, now threatened by an oil pipeline.” We will hear two short clips from the film, that opens in Minneapolis on Saturday, April 15th at the Uptown Theatre., 
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Dr. Lydia Caros, who recently retired from the Native American Community Clinic in Minneapolis. She served as a pediatrician and CEO of the organization. Prior to that, she was a pediatrician and medical director at the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis. She was a founder of the Native American Community Clinic, where she has practiced since 2002. Her outstanding career included a focus on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
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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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  • The KFAI program HmongFM presented a special broadcast on March 10th, the first forum with Saint Paul's five Mayoral candidates:

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  • On this week's True Brit!, tune in at midnight on Friday to hear host Simon Husbands talking to legendary singer/songwriter AL STEWART! Perhaps best known for his hits ' Time Passages', 'Year Of The Cat' and 'Song On The Radio', AL STEWART has been telling musical stories since the 70's and continues to delight and entertain audiences all over the world. Check in with Al and Simon on Friday!

  • Jezebel’s sexual lasciviousness, Mammy’s devotion, and Sapphire’s outspoken anger—these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest, such representations force African American women to navigate a virtual crooked room that shames them and shapes their experiences as citizens. Many respond by assuming a mantle of strength that may convince others, and even themselves, that they do not need help. But as a result, the unique political issues of black women are often ignored and marginalized.

    Health Notes airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Police policy, state budget audits, and what happens to our trash after the big trucks snatch it from our alleys: these are just a few of the topics that Tane Danger and Brandon Boat––co-founders of the Theater of Public Policy––are exploring in the Theater's new season. Their first guest is Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, who will talk about community relations, policing policy, and McGruff the Crime Dog. The results of their conversation will be turned into improvosational theater gold. And there may even been singing…

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  • Health Notes will be in conversation with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute Titilayo Bediako.

    Titilayo Bediako was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history
    to African American youth through WE WIN Institute ( a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children)

    Titilayo says participating in African rituals helps give African-American youth a sense that they belong to something larger than themselves or their surroundings.
    She says that’s something she never received when she was in school. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tennessee where she joined an African history study group. “The more I studied and the more I learned about myself, the more my given name, which was Michelle Little, didn’t fit the person I had become,” The name Titilayo is from the Yoruba of Nigeria. She says it means “everlasting happiness.” Bediako is from the Ashanti people of Ghana and it means, “born to struggle for her people.”
    Participating in African-rooted rituals and ceremonies, like Kwanzaa, is one way African-Americans nurture their African side. “So I get everlasting happiness in struggling for my people,” says Bediako. “The one thing that I’ve learned is that struggling for African people makes it possible to struggle for all people.”

    Many African-Americans have adopted African names. Despite attempts to identify with Africans, African-Americans carry the physical and emotional baggage of slavery and racism.
    Titilayo says many African-Americans have poor self-esteem because they were born in a country that historically has devalued their lives.
    This is an important conversation you will not want to miss.
    Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30pm