KFAI’s Spring Membership Drive officially came to a close when Simon Husbands’ True Brit wrapped things up two hours into Saturday, March 28. Yet the pledges continued to come in throughout the weekend, and by Monday noon the total exceeded $85,000 through 999 (can we call it an even thousand yet?) individual contributions. This was a tremendous accomplishment, made even more so by the knowledge that it is not even finished; contributions continue to come in via the KFAI Web page and the mail. KFAI’s volunteers, contributing listener-members and staff alike should take great satisfaction — even comfort — in the support the station received during this two-week fundraising effort. Together we did it, and together we move KFAI Fresh Air Radio forward into its future.
Your body represents to the world your history and the emotion you carry inside. This program is about you and the body you want to have. Loa has great respect for the depth of what the human body can endure and the powerful healing machine that it is. She sees the beauty inside you, and wants you to see it, too. There’s no need to pay for a torturous workout regiment—her one of a kind program will urge you step by step down a path that will sculpt your body and purify your mind. As you journal your way through this 7-week experience, Loa motivates you with groundbreaking information on food and fitness offering insights all along the way. But, there’s a Secret Ingredient, too: All Health’s Breaking Loose contains the riches of Loa’s 30 years of experience in the beauty and fitness industry. She made her mark in Hollywood as one of the top makeup artists in the business, making our beloved celebrities look their best in fashion magazines, television, and on the silver screen. Bob Hope, Eugene Levy, Hugh Grant, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Raquel Welch, James Caan, Courteney Cox, Mathew McConaughey, and Christopher Guest – a galaxy of stars have shone brightly because of Loa’s touch. .
The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis has brought Greg Bank’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic children’s story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to life in a spare but resonant production. Ansa Akyea plays multiple roles, most notably the escaped slave Jim. And Victor Zupanc appears on stage throughout as one of two musicians who participate in, and accompany, the action. They talked with KFAI’s Brenda Bell Brown about the the complexity and power of this simple story.
When access to a traditional library isn't convenient, a Hudson-based not-for-profit offers a solution: Little Free Libraries. United by the organization Little Free Library, over 25,000 donation-based libraries have sprouted in neighborhoods throughout the world. Residents or local organizations can build their own little free library or order pre-fab libraries from LFL. Then local residents stock and swap books as they please, all for free. According to LFL's data, the average library is v
In the 1980s, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, co-directed a study of more than 4 dozen diseases and 367 items of socio-economic, lifestyle, nutrition, and genetic information across a population of 6,500 adults in rural china, generating more than 8,000 statistically significant associations. Those ground breaking results, along with many other research projects described in the bestselling book, The China Study, support the theory that a whole-food, plant-based diet is linked to lower rates of chronic disease. More than a million people across the world have read The China Study and have been convinced by empirical evidence to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet