Originally aired April 26, 2022.
Josh delves into the nuances, shifts, fears, and huge possibilities brought by remote work in conversation with Matthew Kahn, author of Going Remote.
After the break, the team dives into the archives for a classic Legacy Interview.
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Minnesota and indoor shopping malls have a high-profile history, with the Mall of America getting all the love. But some slightly smaller spots, such as Northtown Mall in Blaine, are still finding their way in a world of online orders. That includes one mall near Minneapolis that’s bringing together BIPOC business owners and a more diverse customer base.
“We felt like it was more our speed versus going to a bigger mall,” said Donna Green, owner of Northtown Mall’s Dreams and Diamonds. “We felt like it was very diverse. That’s another reason why we wanted to come here
Photo credit: Mike Moen.
“A big part of my practice is ritual — that we are not alone in spirit,” says Taja Will. “That our ancestors…are always with us.
Taja is a dancer, choreographer, performer, therapist, healing justice practitioner, and a 2021-22 Jermone Hill Fellow Artist. Their newest piece of choreographed work, a dance film called Líneas de Sangre, explores ceremony, ancestry, and queerness through movement.
The 2022 MSP International Film Festival (MSPIFF) returns May 5-19 —the first time in-person since 2020. This festival also marks the launch of MSP Film’s newest endeavor: taking over the St. Anthony Main Theater for good. They’ll relaunch as MSP Film at the Main.
“The experience that the film festival has, and the energy that it creates with our audiences…is something that we want to be bringing on a daily basis here,” said MSP Film Programming Director Jesse Bishop.
To get ready for MSPIFF, MSP Film will host an open house on Saturday April 30 .They’ll show people around the theatre, feature trailers on the screens, and have concessions available, All staff and board members will be there to answer questions.
For more information about MSPIFF or the expansion of MSP Film at the Main, visit MSP Film’s website is MSPfilm.org.
Architectural drawing courtesy of the project architect, Marcelo Valdes.
Originally aired April 19, 2022.Amane Badhasso is a Congressional candidate in Saint Paul, a longtime organizer in Minnesota and the DFL, and someone who has never been afraid to get involved in key economic, racial, environmental, and social justice fights.
She joins Bihi on KFAI to discuss her journey from a childhood in rural Ethiopia to Kenya and the US, what she sees as some of her most pressing priorities if elected to office, realities of campaigning during Ramadan and COVID-19, and more.
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Originally aired April 19, 2022.
Dave opens the show with Chris Stark and her new book, Carnival Lights. Set in a summer of hippie Vietnam War protests and the moon landing, Carnival Lights also spans settler arrival in the 1800s, the creation of the reservation system, and decades of cultural suppression, connecting everything from lumber barons’ mansions to Nazi V-2 rockets to smuggler’s tunnels in creating a narrative history of Minnesota.
After the break, Liz welcomes Carole Lawrence and her new novel, Cleopatra’s Dagger. Elizabeth van den Broek is the only female reporter at the Herald, 1800s NYC’s most popular newspaper. Then she and her bohemian friend Carlotta Ackerman find a woman’s body wrapped like a mummy in a freshly dug hole in Central Park—the intended site of an obelisk called Cleopatra’s Needle. The macabre discovery takes Elizabeth away from the society pages to follow an investigation into New York City’s darkest shadows.
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