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  • Follow this link to indicate your interest in serving on KFAI's Board of Directors.  The deadline for nominations is Monday, November 6. 

  • You’ve seen the headlines: Parmesan cheese made from wood pulp. Lobster rolls containing no lobster at all. Extra-virgin olive oil that isn’t.

  • Is stress preventing you from enjoying your daily life? Do you find that you’re becoming more distracted or forgetful? Are “the blues” sapping your spirits? Or do you simply feel not quite like yourself?

    If you want to reclaim your focus, memory, and joy, you’re not alone. There are millions of people fighting against the epidemic of brain fog that’s sweeping the nation. The good news: It’s not an irreparable condition; rather it’s a side effect of modern-day living.

    Many of the foods we eat and the habits we have do not support our brains. We no longer get what we need in order to produce essential brain chemicals that keep us energized, calm, focused, optimistic, and inspired. And even worse, our choices could lead to long-term problems, like dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and anxiety. Sadly, if you look at the way most of us live, it seems almost as though we’ve chosen a lifestyle deliberately intended to undermine our brain chemistry and our health.

    Fortunately, there is a solution. The Brain Fog Fix is an easy-to-follow three-week program designed to help naturally restore three of your brain’s most crucial hormones: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these chemicals will in turn enable the rest of your brain’s chemistry to reach optimal levels. Each week of the program focuses on a different element of your life:

  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock today  as she talks with Jewell Arcoren about the importance of learning tribal languages. Two specialists in teaching the very young native languages: Jewell and Justin Kurta of Wicoie Nandagikendan will talk about teaching very young children. This program, nestled in the middle of busy South Minneapolis teaches Dakota and Ojibwe to children as young as 18 months. The 4-year olds in the classes are prepared for kindergarten, where they have shown to be not only ready for school but also equipped with two languages.
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  • Chris Morris is an internationally recognized naturopathic physician, author, cleric and business leader.

  • The Trashcan Sinatras have been making music for 30 years – and to celebrate, they're coming from their native Scotland to tour the US, coming to the Twin Cities on Thursday 12th October – and to help them prepare, they will be joining Simon Husbands on this week's TRUE BRIT! Join Simon as he talks trash with Paul Livingston of the band. Learn about Shabby Road Studios and the cats who frequented the place, and catch up with some Trashcan music, new and old – on True Brit!

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  • Dave Romm, a long-time KFAI radio personality, passed away on September 16th.  

  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday September 27, 2017  at 1 pm Central Time as she talks with Mohawk radio and podcast host John Kane about the latest Indian Country news and what he is hearing in New York State.
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1 pm for a repeat appearance of Indigeneity Now host Roy Taylor. We will have a news roundup and some cuts from Roy's show.. Roy is the former co-host of FIRST PERSON RADIO. We will hear some samples from his show, which is filled with arts, international news and interview and is well worth a listen. Roy’s show airs at 6 pm on Wednesdays.
     
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock as she talks with Harvey Winje about the history of the Phillips Neighborhood, KFAI’s neighbor and home to a large American Indian population. The area of the Phillips Neighborhood began as Indian land but as settlers moved in and Indian families were pushed out, Philips became a welcoming point for newly arriving immigrant families, which in the late 20th Century meant, Hmong, Vietnamese, Somali, other Asian and African groups.
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