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  • Join Variations on a Theme this Sunday at 10:30 p.m. to celebrate and pay tribute to working people.

    On the eve of Labor Day, Ian and Shanna will highlight the importance of the unsung folks who make all good things in this world possible. Musical and literary selections include Langston Hughes, Gillian Welch, Pablo Neruda, the Clash, and more.

  • Bigbody Applehead is a young emerging jazz quartet with a song list that encompasses bossa novas, modern jazz standards, the Great American Songbook, and originals. Members will drop by Rhythm & Grooves (Tuesdays, 10:30 pm – Midnight) to preview their appearance at the Hat Trick Lounge on Friday, September 5th.

  • KFAI’s Benno Groeneveld will be covering next week’s Republican convention from a GLBT perspective. He recently spoke with two groups about their plans for the RNC: Outfront Minnesota and the Log Cabin Republicans. The latter group is the name for a group of gay and lesbian activists within the Grand Old Party. Here’s Benno Groeneveld.

    That’s KFAI Benno Groeneveld.

  • KFAI’s Benno Groeneveld will be covering next week’s Republican convention from a GLBT perspective. He recently spoke with two groups about their plans for the RNC: Outfront Minnesota and the Log Cabin Republicans. The latter group is the name for a group of gay and lesbian activists within the Grand Old Party. Here’s Benno Groeneveld.

    That’s KFAI Benno Groeneveld.

  • KFAI’s Benno Groeneveld will be covering next week’s Republican convention from a GLBT perspective. He recently spoke with two groups about their plans for the RNC: Outfront Minnesota and the Log Cabin Republicans. The latter group is the name for a group of gay and lesbian activists within the Grand Old Party. Here’s Benno Groeneveld.

    That’s KFAI Benno Groeneveld.

  • Tonight, Barack Obama formally accepts the Democratic nomination for president. As the first African-American to head a major party ticket, many black and white Americans are celebrating this moment. Some commentators are even suggesting that Obama’s candidacy means we are entering a post racial period, meaning that in the future, race won’t matter.

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  • The Republican National Convention is coming to the Twin Cities, and local artists have heeded the call: art is patriotic!

  • The Republican National Convention is coming to the Twin Cities, and local artists have heeded the call: art is patriotic!

  • Autism rates for Somali children appear to be higher than for other ethnic groups. Somali-Americans make up about 6 percent of the Minneapolis Public School population. Yet the number of Somalis enrolled in the city’s early childhood autism programs totals about 17 percent.

  • Thursday, August 28th, Brian Malloy joins us to talk about his two newest books, Brendan Wolf and Twelve Long Months.

    In the second half of the show, Lynette Reini-Grandell talks with acclaimed poet Honor Moore about The Bishop’s Daughter: A Memoir. Honor Moore is one of this year’s Loft Mentors, and she will be reading in the Twin Cities next February.

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