For many of those in recovery from alcoholism or drug abuse, the tradition and support of in-person meetings, like those offered by Alcoholics Anonymous groups across the globe, have been absolutely vital to remaining sober. Since the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered gatherings in 2020, those in recovery communities have either adapted or, in some cases, relapsed.
In this special edition of AutheNick, KFAI host Nick Vanden Heuvel joins three other folks in recovery for an intimate discussion about their recovery journeys over the last two years.
You can hear more stories of recovery on KFAI’s AutheNick right here.
If you or someone you love is experiencing alcoholism or drug abuse, support resources and recovery groups like those discussed in this podcast can be found at Minnesota Recovery Connection.
This work was supported by the Minnesota Department of Health.
This coming Friday night at midnight, True Brit! host SIMON HUSBANDS will be chatting with the drummer from the legendary band, THE YARDBIRDS! Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page all got their start with The Yardbirds, one of the most influential British bands from the early 60’s. Jim remains a member of the band to this day, and will be talking about his life, his music, his books and his memories! Find out which guitar player was so loud, Jim couldn’t hear him own drum playing! Friday night at midnight on KFAI 90.3FM and streaming from KFAI.org.
Ryan Strunk, President of National Federation of the Blind Minnesota joins Sam in the studio. He discusses the problem of the refusal of the entertainment industry to cast blind people in productions and suggests way to improve this issue.
Richfield couple Peter and Michele Borne are on a mission to unite communities along the Mississippi River through music and education. But before they set sail, they first need to resurrect a once-sunken luxury houseboat into a world-class recording studio. With a whole lot of help from their friends, Peter and Michele will soon bring “Joyful Noise” to river towns from St. Paul to New Orleans, and all points in between. KFAI’s James Napoli report.
Photo: Peter Borne aboard Joyful Noise by James Napoli.
Support for MinneCulture on KFAI is made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
Original Music! Bad Jokes! Real Stories! Tune in Monday, November 22nd at 1pm for the encore presentation of A Prairie Homeless Companion by Josef Evans and the zAmya* Theater Project!
A Prairie Homeless Companion is modeled after the well-known radio show A Prairie Home Companion. With music, bad jokes, and real stories, in zAmya’s version, a theater company from the city presents a show with a quaint depiction of small-town life in Miserable Falls, Minnesota. But the actors find a very different reality than the community they’ve been spoofing. Residents of the town take over the show and tell more realistic stories.
Read More › “zAmya* Theater Project presents A Prairie Homeless Companion on KFAI!”
Originally aired November 16, 2021.
Annie kicks off with Kriota Willberg, author of Draw Stronger, to discuss self-care for cartoonists.
After the break, Liz and Jamie Schumacher, author of Butterflies and Tall Bikes, have an in-studio discussion about writing and interviewing through what makes Cedar-Riverside special.
Update: we raised over $5500 through Give To The Max Day during the Funkraiser. Thanks so much for your support of KFAI and our fellow non-profits. We’ve loaded the archives to our SoundCloud page for your continued enjoyment.
It’s KFAI’s Funkraiser! For Give to the Max Day, we’re bringing you ALL (mostly) the FUNK over the next 24 hours! Hear some funk curations from our Thursday programming, featuring guest spots from your favorite KFAI shows, and we’re giving reasons not only to give to KFAI, but to other MN non-profits that are so dear to our hearts! Remember, you can give to MN non-profits at GIVEMN.ORG
May the funk be with you!
This week, Sam and KFAI simulcasts the Twin Cities Metro Arts & Disability Forum hosted by The Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. This Zoom event/radio special is a public conversation with four Twin Cities artists with disabilities. Panelists explore how people with disabilities are making, sharing, and experiencing art in the Twin Cities Metro region–and what we need to do next to fully include disability communities in the region’s cultural fabric.