KFAI’s Black History Month programming in 2018 takes place across the schedule and throughout the month of February.  Check this space to find out what’s in the archive as our schedule unfolds.

Next upCountry Pride with host Roderic Southall

Thursday, February 22nd, 2pm to 4pm

 

Health Notes will be in conversation with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute Titilayo Bediako.

Titilayo Bediako was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history
to African American youth through WE WIN Institute ( a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children)

Titilayo says participating in African rituals helps give African-American youth a sense that they belong to something larger than themselves or their surroundings.
She says that’s something she never received when she was in school. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tennessee where she joined an African history study group. “The more I studied and the more I learned about myself, the more my given name, which was Michelle Little, didn’t fit the person I had become,” The name Titilayo is from the Yoruba of Nigeria. She says it means “everlasting happiness.” Bediako is from the Ashanti people of Ghana and it means, “born to struggle for her people.”
Participating in African-rooted rituals and ceremonies, like Kwanzaa, is one way African-Americans nurture their African side. “So I get everlasting happiness in struggling for my people,” says Bediako. “The one thing that I’ve learned is that struggling for African people makes it possible to struggle for all people.”

Many African-Americans have adopted African names. Despite attempts to identify with Africans, African-Americans carry the physical and emotional baggage of slavery and racism.
Titilayo says many African-Americans have poor self-esteem because they were born in a country that historically has devalued their lives.
This is an important conversation you will not want to miss.

Health Notes Airs Mondays 7:00-8:00PM

Lissa Jones is the outspoken articulate host of KMOJ’s (89.9 FM) Urban Agenda. Urban Agenda investigates the impact that beliefs and values held around ‘race’, place, class, identity, orientation, gender, faith, and occupation (vocation) impact the behavior of individuals, groups and structures within organizations.

“This is equity: just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Unlocking the promise of the nation by unleashing the promise in us all.” –

Lissa will be sharing her enthusiasm knowledge and love of Black history with Health Notes

William Matthew Little was active in civil right efforts for over sixty years.  As president of the Minnesota chapter of the NAACP, He organized busloads of Minnesota activist for the historic 1963 March On Washington. He has rallied for continued support of affirmative action and desegregation of the Minnesota Public Schools.

On Thursday, February 1st  one of KFAI’s longest running and best-loved programs will come to an end.  The Blueslady’s Time Machine, with host Rose Robinson, will conclude more than 25 years of weekly broadcasts.  

We live in difficult times, leaving far too many of us suffering from anxiety and depression, fear and anger.

What happens when the deep dark secrets of past emotional and physical traumas resurface as physical manifestations like migraine headaches, undiagnosable fainting spells, chronic constipation, and even cancer?

Nov.27th Behind the Therapy Door - Dr. Randy Kamin

From the unique vantage point of the inner sanctum of a psychologist's office, readers have a front row seat for the therapeutic process, witness the benefits of mind/body strategies, and gain insight from the experiences of others.

KFAI will broadcast from the AMPERS booth at the Minnesota State Fair for three days straight on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, September 2, 3 & 4.  

Stop by and say hello to your favorite hosts between 9am and 9pm, and get your copy of the brand new KFAI Program Schedule! 

The AMPERS booth is located in the Education Building, just north of the Fair's Snelling Avenue Entrance.

Feb. 13 Venerable Women - Transform Ourselves Transform The World Dawn Morningstar

When Dawn Morningstar heard the Dalai Lama’s prediction—“The world will be saved by the Western woman”—her heart was immediately enlisted to help make his words come true.