Culture & Community News

  • With increasing abuse of prescription drugs affecting every facet of society, Dr.Mel Pohl talks with Kinshasha about treating chronic pain without the use of opiates and/or other prescription painkillers. Focus is on a holistic approach to living with chronic pain.

    Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30 PM

  • A transformative family lifestyle guide on the power of plant-based eating—with 120 recipes—from world-renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt

    Kinshasha talks with renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete and high-profile wellness advocate Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt, The Plantpower Way shares the joy and vibrant health they and their whole family have experienced living a plant-based lifestyle. This conversation is bursting with inspiration, practical guidance, and invitation into the beautiful healthy life their family has created.

    Health Notes Airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher Cheryl Wilfong lovingly offers us a rich bouquet of the Buddha’s teachings. Her gentle, friendly, and humorous tone creates a nurturing environment in which to practice mindfulness in our very own gardens. Wilfong invites us to stroll through our flowerbeds, appreciating them just as they are, and noticing the joy they bring us.

    Let The Meditative Gardener be your guide. Beginning meditators will find practical easy-to-follow suggestions. Lapsed meditators can refresh their practice. And seasoned meditators will appreciate the variety of wisdom practices that can be transplanted into daily life in the garden.

    Health Notes Airs on Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

  • On May 27th, KFAI celebrated American Indian Month in Minnesota with its third edition of Turtle Island Voices Rising – 24 hours of Indigenous/Native American programming.

    Midnight-3 am — Charlie Thayer will be on board to bring you his new selections in music.

    3-6 am — Roy Taylor brings you his special mix of music, musings, and news.

  • First Person Radio will celebrate Indian Month in Minnesota with 24 hours of continuous Indian programming on Wednesday, May 27th. Tune in any time during the 24 hours for interesting, enlightening, and informative programming on KFAI Fresh Air Radio.

    Charlie Thayer will be on board to bring you his new selections in music (this is for you night owls who like to listen to radio from midnight to 3 am).

    First Person Radio will feature the South High School student selected for the White House Conference and give a hats off to Rory Taylor who won a prestigious national youth award and who will also be at the White House Conference.

  • Are you afraid of what you’ll discover if you really think about money?

    Did you know that just understanding how you relate to money changes everything?

    Would you like to change your relationship with money in one day?

    The Women’s Wealth Summit, hosted by Venerable Women founder Dawn Morningstar, and taught by internationally renowned feng shui expert Carole Hyder, is an amazing opportunity for you to change old ideas into new understanding.

    Health Notes Airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Susun Weed began investigating the benefits of herbal medicine in 1965 when she was pregnant with her daughter, Justine Adelaide Swede (the child of Susun and Southy Swede) and living in Manhattan. She has no official diplomas; she left high school in her junior year to pursue studies in mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA and subsequently left UCLA during her junior year. She continued to study herbalism and the issues surrounding women’s health independently with such herbalists as Juliette de Bairacli Levy.

    In 1985 Weed wrote her first book, Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. It was published as the first title of Ash Tree Publishing in 1986, and is currently in print-April 2011. It was followed by Healing Wise in 1989, New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way in 1992, and Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way in 1996. Weed is a regular contributing writer to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies, and a featured columnist at SageWoman Magazine, a publication devoted to woman-centered spirituality.

    In addition to her work as a writer, Ms. Weed offers an apprentice training program in which she oversees the work of students at her farm, teaches students via correspondence, and coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center near Woodstock, New York. Weed is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • KFAI membership drives have long tails, and well after the two-week on-air portion ended contributions continue to stream in — via the mail, the Web and even walked in the door. When we officially wrapped up the Spring membership campaign on Friday, April 17, 1,166 donors had contributed $98,614 to Fresh Air Radio. Eighty-two percent of this figure has already been paid — an important consideration! Fundraising success of this magnitude only happens through the effort of our dedicated volunteers and support of our listener-members. To everyone who contributed to this Spring’s success we express our sincerest gratitude and thanks.

    Don’t forget: Unlike its staff and volunteers, Fresh Air’s donation page never sleeps. You can go to www.kfai.org/donations any time to contribute to the radio station that defines “community” — KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio!

  • Every month, half a million visitors download The Fat-Burning Man Show, eager to learn the secret of Abel James’s incredible weight-loss success. Growing up on a defunct farm in the backwoods of New Hampshire, Abel had easy access to a host of natural foods that a backyard garden could provide: eggs, fresh produce, and real butter. But as he got older, he started eating a “modern diet” of processed foods, and by his early twenties, Abel found himself with high blood pressure, insomnia, acne, digestive problems, and love handles. Following the typical dieting advice of “eat less, exercise more,” and despite running thirty miles a week and nibbling tasteless, low-fat, low-calorie food, his health only worsened as his waistline expanded.

    In an effort to gain control of his health, Abel dug deep into nutrition research and discovered that everything he’d been told about low-calorie eating was wrong. He realized that our bodies are wired to eat luxuriously—and burn fat—as long as we’re eating real, natural foods that are grown on a farm and not in a factory. Incredibly, after just a few days of eating a Paleo-inspired diet of the most delicious “wild” foods that were rich in fat and fiber, Abel’s health problems began to disappear. And after forty days—and radically cutting back his exercise routine—he had lost twenty pounds.

    The Wild Diet is the book Abel’s hundreds of thousands of fans have been clamoring for. At a time when our collective health is failing, Abel sounds a clarion call to announce that good health doesn’t live in a pill, exercise program, or soul-crushing diet. The secret is simply getting back to our wild roots and eating the way we have for centuries.

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