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  • Tonight MinneCulture presents a live performance by Junkboat—Germaine Gemberling's "rock and roll" project—featuring Germaine on guitar and lead vocals, Rich Mattson on guitar and vocals, Al Shroeter on bass and David Loy on drums. The show was recorded in Duluth at the Rex by Keenan McIntryre, and mixed and produced by Tom Garneau.

    MinneCulture airs Wednesdays at 7:30pm, and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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  • Mary Turck is a Twin Cities based journalist who writes the News Day blog.   She stops by KFAI regularly to talk about current events with Mike Fischbein on the Morning Blend.  On Wednesday, January 21, their conversation touched on recent protests staged by the group Black Lives Matter, and President Obama's State of the Union Speech 

     

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  • On Monday, January 19th, the United Negro College Fund and General Mills collaborated to present the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  This massive celebration has become a Twin Cities tradition.  

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  • Friday, January 16, 2015 has been declared “Tom Sengupta Day” in Minneapolis.  

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  • KFAI is proud of its line-up of Sunday shows produced by members of immigrant communities in their native languages. 

    Sometimes, members of our English-only speaking audience ask for more information about these programs, including details about content.  

    One way to find out what's in a foreign language show is to talk with the host. 

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  • For a decade, Walt Whitman has been roaming around Patrick Scully's mind, gestating performance material. Last summer Patrick premiered "Leaves of Grass – Uncut" at Illusion Theater with a cast of 19. Patrick is now creating the show as a solo, with two open rehearsals to begin the process.

    Patrick Scully talked with Brenda Bell Brown on the Morning Blend.  

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  • New Years is a thrilling time for those who want to change their lives. When children catch on to the excitement, parents should make sure their resolutions are appropriate and fun.

    Nanci Olesen is the director of the Mayflower Early Childhood Center in South Minneapolis; a Montessori preschool program for children aged 16 months to six years old.

    Nanci stops by The Morning Blend regularly to talk about family and parenting issues, and she talked recently with Ron Thums about families and resolutions.

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  • KFAI wishes to thank Anchor Fish & Chips for generously donating two $50.00 gift certificates to two lucky donors who make a tax-deductible contribution by the end of today! Join or renew your membership on-line to be entered into the drawing to win!

    We're excited to share some of the neat happenings member support helped make possible in 2014: 

     

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  • As the old year ends and a new year begins, the passage of time is on our minds.  

    We check the time on cell phones, computer monitors, watches and wall clocks, marking its rhythms in days, weeks, months and years.

    But what is time apart from a system humans devised to give a sense of order to our existence?

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