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  • It’s probably been a while since you’ve watched a documentary about your body’s biological functions, maybe even since junior high school, when a Ben Stein-esque teacher bored you to tears with their monotone drone from amino acids to zygotes. Perhaps it’s time for a refresher, one that takes into consideration your enjoyment.

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  • Today, KFAI will present six hours of live coverage from Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in Washington DC. 

    Amy Goodman of Democracy Now will begin at her usual broadcast time at 8 this morning, and will continue with interviews and inaugural ceremonies, nonstop until 2pm Friday afternoon.  

  • This Thursday (January 19th) at 10am, tune in as Dakota Dave Hull ends his program's 20 year run at KFAI.  This promises to be a landmark moment in community radio as one of KFAI's most recognizable voices hangs up his headphones.  

    As Dave said when he announced this decision in December: 

  • Turbulence isn't just something we experience when we're on airplanes, though that's often where we take the most notice of it. It can bring out anxiety in the most scientifically minded of us; did the plane just drop five inches? Because it felt like fifty feet!

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  • Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel’s research shows that the length and health of one’s telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free).

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

  • In October, the Children’s Theatre staged a production called “How to Have Fun in a Civil War.” It’s the story of a seven-year-old girl in Somalia, based on the experiences of Ifrah Mansour.

  • This past Sunday, January 1, the Vikings played the last game of their season in their new, billion-dollar stadium. Early in the game, two people climbed out on a roof truss and lowered themselves on ropes above the crowd.

  • Dr. Alicia Stanton explains the dietary, lifestyle, and environmental factors that contribute to hormone imbalances, what can be done to restore healthy hormone balance, and how to achieve greater overall health and wellness.
    Women today are experiencing the effects of fluctuations in multiple hormones, in addition to those associated with child bearing, and most of these changes are triggered by factors outside the female reproductive organs. That’s what most physicians don’t understand. Dr. Alicia Stanton has a special interest in hormone balance and its effect on menopausal symptoms, weight gain, PMS, energy levels and stress. Her experience also translates well to manage her male patients and their hormonal issues, including low testosterone, adrenal fatigue and low libido.

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