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    The City of Minneapolis is looking for three people to serve on its Civil Rights Commission, and four people to serve on its Police Conduct Oversight Commission.

    Applications are being taken now.  you can find out more online at the city's website, or by calling 612-673-2244.

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  • Photo:  Host Ron Thums, Guest Dennis Scholl, Editor Oscar Santana

     

    A few months ago we heard about the St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge, a program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to spark some new ideas about using the arts to enrich the diversity and cultural vibrancy of Minnesota’s capital city.

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  • An increase in the amount of oil train traffic traveling through Minnesota to serve the fracking operations in western North Dakota has had a ripple effect on the passenger rail operations of Amtrak.

    Earlier this week a group of Minnesota state legislators wrote to the federal body that oversees train traffic to ask that the problem be addressed.

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  • By the end of the Blueslady's Time Machine, listeners had contributed almost $61,000 toward our goal of $70,000 for the fall pledge drive!

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  • It's true! KFAI hosts are some of the most passionate and knowledgeable people bringing music to your ears today; they do it all night long every night! Tonight you can hear classic garage rock and post-punk guitar forces trade chords with the jumping beats of early and contemporary ska producers. Our hosts have no one but listeners helping create their playlists and they're as adventurous as the artists themselves.

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  • …or dub reggae? Or the post-punk, post-modern music found on "Modern Kicks?"

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  • Last week, a Minnesota resident was awarded one of this year’s Macarthur Fellowships, otherwise known as “Genius Grants.” 

    The winner is William Mitchell College of Law professor Sarah Deer, who drew the attention of the Foundation for her work pursuing justice for native women by expanding the powers of tribal governments.

    Professor Deer is a member of Oklahoma’s Muscogee tribe. 

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  • Temple Grandin may be the most famous person in American with autism. 

    Grandin is well known for her design of humane handling systems for cattle processing.  She consults with the meat industry and has been given awards by PETA,  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  

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  • It's been known to happen all over the air during a pledge drive…a sudden freestyle battle erupts, a live blues duo trades phrases of "pledge now"…Sherry Minnick picks up her guitar for a spontaneous tune like she did this afternoon with David Cummings. KFAI's Fall membership drive inspires the best in us all!

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