Divya Maiya’s viral videos took off in January of 2021 when her partner took a video of Maiya downhill skiing in her teal and gold Sari at a Minnesota ski resort.
“We go skiing a lot here. I ski at Welsh, and I ski at Afton. Most of the weekends and winters we do that. One such day when we already had plans for skiing, I just packed my Sari along with me and then we just shot it.”
Maiya says creating videos for social media has brought together her love for dance and creating content.
“I have been doing a lot of, you know, dance videos, and I love creating for Tik Tok and Instagram. And I’ve been teaching dance for so long in Twin Cities. So this is like, just a passion of mine just to create content.”
Sheila Regan reports for KFAI’s MinneCulture.
MinneCulture on KFAI is supported by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
*This is a rereleasing of Season 1 Episode 1: Cody P. Speaks Up*
Cody P. shares his experience, strength and hope as it pertains to his life in recovery with a speech impediment. Cody also discusses how sex, drugs and alcohol also played a major part in his “old life”. Pay attention, he has a powerful message.
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Originally aired January 18, 2022.
Dave kicks off the show by welcoming Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature.
After the break, Liz is joined by Mike Errico, author of Music, Lyrics, and Life.
KFAI has a tradition of celebrating Black History Month each February with a full 24-hour day of programming by KFAI hosts who identify as Black and members of the Twin Cities Black and African Diasporic community. With your help, we also hope to expand the event to include additional community programming scheduled throughout the entire month. This event is to provide a platform for displaying the multitudes of real Black experiences and histories.
Program proposals are reserved for Black people/members of the African Diaspora. If you encompass one of the identities listed and are interested in participating, you can choose to get involved in a number of ways.
Read More › “24 Hours of Blackness: KFAI’s Annual Black History Month Observance”
This week, Sam hosts a panel from the Arc of Minnesota to talk about the Disability Justice Movement.
On January, 27, 2022, KFAI’s Thursday 10am music program, Afrique Nomad, hosted by Jumondeh Tweh, will air its last episode.
Jumondeh has been an active volunteer with KFAI since 2014, began Afrique Nomad featuring Jumondeh’s particular blend of Afro-Diasporic styles of music, as an overnight program in 2015, and then gradually sliding into the Thursday morning timeslot.
“It’s time for me to explore this maze of life for new cheese and give space for someone fresh to experience the joys of community radio. Thanks to all of you beautiful wonderful souls who traveled with me through this journey of exploring black music from around the globe. To the homies I enjoyed random convos with in the halls of KFAI, you will be dearly missed. I’ll also miss the free food at pledge drive. Enjoying the conversations that took place on the other side of that thin music library wall. Popp’n in on shows and sharing laughs with some of the dopest hosts/guests. Wishing y’all a fantastic 2022!!!!”
If you would like leave to any farewell messages to Jumondeh, please email Interim Program Director, Miguel Vargas: firstname.lastname@example.org
The KFAI Content Advisory Committee meets monthly through Zoom.
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The Minnesota Twins aren’t short on iconic players who have won the hearts of fans over the years. One of them is Tony Oliva, who overcame obstacles in making his way from his home in Cuba to Major League Baseball, where he became a fierce hitter in the team’s early years, eventually receiving one of the sport’s highest honors. Sportswriter Thom Henninger has written a biography about the Twin’s Great, Tony Oliva: The Life and Times of a Minnesota Twins Legend.
“You know, I think on a national level he was kind of overshadowed by players like Harmon Killebrew, but in the Twin Cities, the fans took to him, and just had a look to him that warmed people’s hearts,” Henninger said.
KFAI’s Mike Moen talks with Henninger about Olivia’s life and career.
Banner photo: Ted Williams, Stan Musial, Tony Oliva and Red Schoendienst at the Hall of Fame Game on July 25, 1966, in Cooperstown, courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
MinneCulture on KFAI is supported by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.