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  • More than four million Syrians have fled their country in the last several years. So far the U.S. has taken in about 1,500 Syrian refugees.  Suzan Boulad is a University of Minnesota law student who has family in Syria, and last Sunday she organized a rally at Minnehaha Park, asking the United States and Minnesota to do more for Syrian refugees.

    Suzan spoke with Paul Brohaugh on the Thursday Morning Blend. 

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  • Minnesota photographer Paul Shambroom keeps an interesting menagerie of pets.   At least, it seems like that on paper. His new photo exhibit is called “Lost”, presented at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul.  The show runs through October 18th.  

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  • The Gathering of the Guilds Midwest Permaculture Convergence is this weekend in Geneva, Minnesota. The idea is for people to talk about living off the land and giving back to it. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin will be there, speaking about chickens and regenerative agriculture.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, as they talk with Sheldon Wolfchild, Mdewakanton Dakota about his recently completed film,  "The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code." The film is based on the scholarly work of Steven T. Newcomb and tells the story of how little known Vatican documents of the fifteenth century resulted in tragic global domination and dehumanization. 

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  • KFAI has launched its 2015 Minnesota State Fair experience with a succession of superb broadcasts.  

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  • A global agreement regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program is currently under review by the U.S. Congress. An attempt to block the deal is expected to emerge in the Senate.

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  • Mildred Brunson has been a fixture at the Hallie Q. Brown Center in St. Paul for almost four decades.  Brunson directed youth programs and created a real sense of community among the many people whose lives she has touched.  At a recent retirement party, co-workers, former students and city officials praised her for a lifetime of nurturing children and building connections in the capital city. 

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  • As summer comes to a close, so does a season of celebration and festival.

    One distinctive and joyous party held in the Twin Cities metro area this summer was the twenty second annual Igbofest.  The Igbo people are mainly from southeast Nigeria and for the many West Africans who live in Minnesota, Igbofest is an annual highlight.  

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