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    Minnesota author Kao Kalia Yang says her father grew up in the jungles of Laos, with no shoes on his feet. She says:

    “It was in the jungles that he met my mother and married her. He was nineteen years old when he crossed the Mekong River with my mother, my sister, and my grandmother, into Thailand where they waited in the refugee camp for a future to begin.”

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    Minnesota author Kao Kalia Yang says her father grew up in the jungles of Laos, with no shoes on his feet. She says:

    “It was in the jungles that he met my mother and married her. He was nineteen years old when he crossed the Mekong River with my mother, my sister, and my grandmother, into Thailand where they waited in the refugee camp for a future to begin.”

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    Katherine Bergman is a local composer and one quarter of the Caprice Saxophone Quartet. She's also part of the Spitting Image Collective, a group of composers and performers who togtether create and critique their own music, as well as commissioning new works from other local composers.

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  • KFAI's annual day to celebrate the voices of indigenous people is here.  

    Our schedule for Wednesday, May 4th brings these special programs to the air:  

  • TURTLE ISLAND: VOICES RISING

    Indian Month Radio Celebration: Wednesday May 4, 2016

    Minneapolis, Minnesota

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  • Looking at downtown Minneapolis today, it’s hard to imagine that there used to be a skid row where flophouses, cheap beer and muscatel were the order of the day.

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  • A large crowd gathered in downtown Minneapolis last night to mourn Minnesota’s own music legend, Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince died yesterday. Specific details are still emerging. People reacted to the news with shock – many were affected on a personal level.  Heart-broken and distraught, I heard the news and like many others thought it was a hoax.

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  • Patrick's Cabaret is having its "final" shows April 29 and 30 at its firehouse location on Minnehaha Avenue in South Minneapolis. The new location or locations are still speculative. 

    KFAI's Paul Brohaugh spoke with Patrick Scully about the cabaret, and about his upcoming performance, which is called "30 Years in 30 Minutes."

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