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  • The Upper St. Anthony Falls lock closed for good at midnight on June 9. KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh decided to take one last run down the lock, about an hour before the congressional act to close the lock took effect. Here he is in a 17-foot canoe, along with his friends Kyle, Philip and Russell.

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  • Philip Shorey is a local musician and creative type who recently attended the New York City Musical Saw Festival. The festival is a gathering for all types of people who play the musical saw, and it’s the group responsible for the Guiness world record for the largest ensemble of musical saw players.

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  • With increasing abuse of prescription drugs affecting every facet of society, Dr.Mel Pohl talks with Kinshasha about treating chronic pain without the use of opiates and/or other prescription painkillers. Focus is on a holistic approach to living with chronic pain.

    Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30 PM

  • He's toured with the Smiths and Status Quo, written with Alison Moyet, was a favourite of John Peel, and he's written TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. And to top his career, he's going to be on True Brit! with Simon Husbands, this Friday night at midnight. An evening not to be missed! Join Simon and Gerry Colvin won't you?

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  • A rock climber with cerebral palsy. A graffiti artist with ALS. A blues singer with polio. These are all real-life stars of films to be screened when the ReelAbilities film fest tours through the Twin Cities. Whether it’s a comedy, drama, or documentary, these films are all united by people and their will to surmount challenges. KFAI’s Ryan Dawes spoke with Norm Munk, the Executive Producer of the festival, about these stories on the Morning Blend.

  • A transformative family lifestyle guide on the power of plant-based eating—with 120 recipes—from world-renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt

    Kinshasha talks with renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete and high-profile wellness advocate Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt, The Plantpower Way shares the joy and vibrant health they and their whole family have experienced living a plant-based lifestyle. This conversation is bursting with inspiration, practical guidance, and invitation into the beautiful healthy life their family has created.

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

  • The 8th Annual Fakoly Drum & Dance Project took place May 29-31 at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center.

    This year’s festival was called Wontanara (We Are United). Wontanara brought together dancers and master drummers from throughout the Twin Cities and areas of West Africa. With master classes over two days and an evening live performance, this gathering displayed the growth of traditional African dance and percussion in the Twin Cities.

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  • Project DIVA is North Minneapolis-based program established to provide under-served girls with the tools and support to end the cycle of the poverty endemic in our communities.

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  • Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher Cheryl Wilfong lovingly offers us a rich bouquet of the Buddha’s teachings. Her gentle, friendly, and humorous tone creates a nurturing environment in which to practice mindfulness in our very own gardens. Wilfong invites us to stroll through our flowerbeds, appreciating them just as they are, and noticing the joy they bring us.

    Let The Meditative Gardener be your guide. Beginning meditators will find practical easy-to-follow suggestions. Lapsed meditators can refresh their practice. And seasoned meditators will appreciate the variety of wisdom practices that can be transplanted into daily life in the garden.

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

  • On May 27th, KFAI celebrated American Indian Month in Minnesota with its third edition of Turtle Island Voices Rising – 24 hours of Indigenous/Native American programming.

    Midnight-3 am — Charlie Thayer will be on board to bring you his new selections in music.

    3-6 am — Roy Taylor brings you his special mix of music, musings, and news.