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  • On Friday, November 14th, KFAI will host a reception honoring Dr. Willie Dean.   The event is scheduled from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the KFAI green room.

    As part of the staff restructuring passed on October 3rd by KFAI’s Board of Directors, the position of Executive Director was eliminated.  Under the new configuration, the staff will be led by a General Manager – a post for which Dr. Dean did not apply. 

  • Wheat Belly Total Health answers the question, “What’s next in the battle against wheat?” In his follow-up to the mega bestseller, Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis helps us take command over their life and health in the aftermath of wheat. There are many strategies that will help heal the damage caused by years of a wheat-filled diet. And many of these lessons have been learned in the years since the original Wheat Belly was released, lessons played out on the broad public stage of over one million readers, all participating in this grand adventure.

    Reordering your life after wheat is about learning how to regain full metabolic, gastrointestinal, thyroid, cardiovascular, hormonal, sleep, neurological, bone, and joint health. Understanding the strategies and putting them to use can take health several steps higher, even if the reader has already had a major health success without wheat. In addition to achieving better health in many different areas, life performance also improves in virtually all settings. In the life after wheat, you’ll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable!

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

  • A Minneapolis community organizer who was featured in a widely distributed photo with the city’s mayor says he is “just trying to do good,” and would like an apology for the way his image was used in a KSTP TV story last week. 

    Navell Gordon was pictured side by side with Mayor Betsy Hodges when the two met during get-out-the-vote activities in North Minneapolis.  The two were pointing at each other in the photo. 

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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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  • On Friday's True Brit! the mercurial host Simon Husbands will be prodding and probing the rather snazzy singer / producer Brooke Aldridge! Tune in to learn about her latest project – glean EP2 – and to explore her big bag of records as Simon welcomes a classy act! Friday at midnight……

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  • On November 5th, 2014,  more than twelve hundred community leaders in the Twin Cities will gather at the Minneapolis Convention Center to discuss race relations.  The occasion is the 12th Annual “It’s Time to Talk: Forums on Race” organized by the YWCA of Minneapolis.

    This is an important part of the Y’s mission to get people talking to each other and to work against racism.

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  • Today is Election Day.  Find out about polling places, voting eligibility and same-day registration through MN Votes, and exercise your right to vote today!  

  • Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation.”
    On Being is a Peabody Award-winning public radio conversation and podcast, a Webby Award-winning website and online exploration, a publisher and public event convener. On Being opens up the animating questions at the center of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? We explore these questions in their richness and complexity in 21st-century lives and endeavors. We pursue wisdom and moral imagination as much as knowledge; we esteem nuance and poetry as much as fact.
    Kinshasha talks with Krista Tippett on Health Notes.

  • One of the  Election Day contests we've been following concerns a vacant judgeship in Hennepin County.   Seat 43 is open this year, and two candidates are seeking your vote. 

    On the KFAI program “Sangam”, host Mukhtar Thakur talked with Bridget Sullivan and Paul Scoggin.  


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  • Thousands of people rallied beginning from the Native American Corridor on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis to the TCF Bank Stadium Nov. 2nd to protest the Washington NFL team’s mascot name and logo. KFAI’s Rico Morales was there and he filed a report.

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