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  • It seems that the technology required to make a film becomes less expensive and more accessible with each passing day.

    Now wanna-be directors can test their film making skills against a truly worthy challenge – to make a sixty second film that showcases and appreciates the urban riverfront in Minneapolis.

    The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership is sponsoring a festival of very short films that celebrate a connection between the city and the Mississippi.

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  • When Pete Seeger died early this year, his friend Larry Long promised to celebrate what would have been  Pete’s 95th birthday with a cast of local musicians who had felt keenly Seeger’s influence.

    On May 3rd, that group gathered at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

    The event celebrated the many phases of Seeger’s life and activism with an abundance of music from across the cultural spectrum.

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  • University of Minnesota Law School professor and family law expert June Carbone says marriage in its traditional form no longer works effectively for huge sections of the American public.

    In her recently released book “Marriage Markets”, Carbone argues that social inequality has changed the way men and women match up with each other and alters their expectations about each other and the future. 

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  • Tuesday, August 12 is International Youth Day, as declared by the United Nations to increase the quality and quantity of opportunities available to young people for full, effective and constructive participation in society.

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  • Paul Metsa has many guitars, wears many hats. He cut his musical teeth on Minneapolis’ West Bank in the early ’80s, and has taken his passion for music and activism on the road—a place he calls the “Blue Guitar Highway,” the title of his memoir published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2012.

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda

    A special session meeting of the Fresh Air Board of Directors will be Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The  meeting will take place at the Humphrey Institute, Conference Room 186, located at 301 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455. You can park in the Bailey Building parking lot and walk to the Humphrey Institute, located ½ block east of the parking lot.

  • I’m proud to announce the launch of KFAI’s redesigned website! I hope you’ll find the site to be aesthetic, user friendly and informative.

    Our goal was to invite users to visit and return often to the site to learn about events, peruse the archives, listen live and become more engaged in station activities. We also wanted to encourage visitors to support the station by becoming a donor, a volunteer or an underwriter.

  • Sir Paul McCartney dropped by Minneapolis on Saturday for a stop on his Out There tour, and everyone within Target Field that night witnessed what could be considered a concert that may very well have been pulled straight from a fan’s wildest dream. The weather was perfect, free of humidity or rain, and the ever-present Minneapolis skyline provided a serene backdrop for the legendary performance taking place.

    The Liverpudlian performed a monster three-hour set, which included two encores, as energetically as ever, hopping between his signature bass guitar, a piano, acoustic and electric guitars, and a ukulele. The setlist contained a multitude of Beatles classics, including Paperback Writer, We Can Work It Out, Lady Madonna, Blackbird, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, and Let It Be, as well as several numbers from Wings and McCartney’s solo career, such as Listen To What The Man Said, Band On The Run, Maybe I’m Amazed, and Live and Let Die. Sir Paul even played a few songs off of his most recent release, New, including Save Us, New, and Queenie Eye.

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  • How wonderful life would be if you REALLY KNEW—without a doubt—that no one really dies. Think of how your life would change for the better if you were convinced that life is a totally safe and magnificent adventure amidst eternity. Consider how reassuring it would be if irrefutable evidence proved we each are indestructible spiritual beings having a temporary earthly experience. "Soul Proof" by Dr.

  • Each week about fifty oil trains, each carrying more than 1 million gallons of North Dakota crude oil, pass through Minnesota.  Almost all of them go through the Twin Cities.  This revelation comes from previously confidential reports on the state’s crude-by-rail traffic that were recently obtained by the Star Tribune.
     
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