General News

  • A large crowd filled the Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill in St. Paul, MN to begin a morning filled with special speakers including legislators, religious leaders, recovering addicts, and those with former felony convictions.

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  • International Women's Day 2016 was a great success. If you didn't get a chance to hear every programmed that aired over our 24 hour celebration, you can listen here! 

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  • Café Scientifique is a monthly series of happy hour talks at the Bryant Lake Bowl presented by the Bell Museum of Natural History. This month's presenter is Dr. Ted Labuza, Professor of Food Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He'll be talking about the physical properties of confections, and how sugar and water in various states affect candy. He stopped by the Monday Morning Blend and spoke with Xan Holston about what makes candy so unique.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO Wednesday, March 9, 2016 as she talks with Lee Ann Tall Bear, Mdewankton/Sisseton Dakota and Arapaho.We’ll talk about her exceptional career, her children and some long battles as a descendant of His Red Nation (Little Crow) to gain greater recognition and respect for this great Dakota leader. She is pictured here with Mike Greeley and Della Eastman, direct decendents of His Red Nation.
     
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  • The International Winter Bike To Work Day is a friendly contest to encourage people to ride their bikes to work or school. At this month’s International Winter Biking Congress, which was held in the Twin Cities, the benefits of winter biking were promoted to an audience that was already set to hear the message. But International Winter Bike to Work Day seeks to involve people who have never considered going anywhere on two wheels between December and May.

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  • The Winter Cycling Congress 2016 is being held this week in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. This is a three-day professional development event uniting an international group of people with a shared vision of increasing bicycling and walking among people of all ages and abilities through the winter. KFAI’s Rico Morales visited a group of organizers for this event.

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  • George Bonga was a singular character in Minnesota history: a black and Ojibwe fur trader in the 1800s, Bonga navigated Native and European channels in frontier Minnesota. Playwright Carlyle Brown spoke with Xan Holston on the Monday Morning Blend about his play "Geroge Bonga: Black Voyageur" which opens Friday February 5 at the History Theatre in St. Paul. More information here.

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  • KFAI's CD & Record Sale takes place this Saturday, January 23rd at the Eagles Club in Minneapolis.  This is the perfect opportunity to add to your music collection and support community radio.

  • Minneapolis is home to a number of organizations that focus their work on promoting racial equity in the city. Recently, they combined their efforts under the name “OUR MINNEAPOLIS” to announce their intention to issue “report cards”. These regular reports are intended to evaluate the city, the schools and the parks district on the topic of racial equity.  KFAI's Rico Morales has a report. 

     

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