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  • KFAI ­ International Women’s Day 2016

    Pledge for Parity

    Thank you for your interest in submitting a program proposal for this year's International Women's Day (IWD)! Please review the information below to help in planning your program as your prepare your proposal. Email us at iwdcommitteekfai@gmail.com for clarity and/or additional questions.

  • This month, the artwork of international illustrator Sue Coe, local painter Nancy Robinson, and the anonymous NYC art collective Guerrilla Girls will be featured at Instinct Art Gallery on Nicolett.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with Katie and Blaine Garrett, the curators of MPLSArt.com, about this event plus other visual arts events taking place throughout the Twin Cities.   

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  • A new epidemic is sweeping the country. Some people call it “ADHD,” “scatter brain,” or “brain fog.” And some people simply say they “just don’t feel like themselves”—and haven’t for a long time.

    People are thinking and feeling worse than ever. Why? Because our brains are not getting the support they need to produce the essential brain chemicals that keep us energized, calm, focused, and inspired. In fact, if you look at the way that most of us live, it’s almost as though we had chosen a lifestyle deliberately intended to undermine our brain chemistry.

    Fortunately, there is a solution. The Brain Fog Fix is a three-week program designed to help you naturally restore three of your brain’s most crucial chemicals: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these three brain chemicals will, in turn, enable the rest of your brain’s chemistry to reach optimal levels. You will find yourself thinking more clearly, remembering more accurately, learning more quickly, and unleashing the floodgates of your creativity. You will also find yourself feeling more optimistic, calm, energized, connected, and inspired.

    The good news is that this is easier than you think. Instead of trying to ambitiously overhaul one aspect of your life entirely with some difficult-to-maintain resolution, begin by making small and achievable changes in many different areas of your life.

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  • Jack Canfield, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® franchise and coauthor of The Success Principles and Dave Andrews, a recovery expert, join forces to present a revolutionary program to help you cut back or quit drinking entirely—in the privacy of your own home. Alcohol kills one person every ten seconds worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Thankfully, now, for anyone who feels that alcohol has become a problem—and for the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery and looking to be reinspired—this new program introduces a groundbreaking model for sobriety that you can achieve in your own home.

    Alcohol kills one person every ten seconds worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. Thankfully, now, for anyone who feels that alcohol has become a problem—and for the 23.5 million Americans living in recovery and looking to be reinspired—this new program introduces a groundbreaking model for sobriety that you can achieve in your own home.

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

  • KFAI will celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with a special day of programming on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.  The station is looking for dynamic programming – produced by African Americans – that addresses our nation's history as it has been made and lived by black Americans.

  • St. Thomas University law professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is a tireless advocate for social justice.  She plays a leadership role in Black Lives Matter – Minneapolis, and last spring members of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP selected Levy-Pounds to be the organization's President.  Since then she has been front-and-center in Minnesota's ongoing conversation about racial disparities in economics, employment, education and law enforcement.  

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  • Go on a culinary journey with Terry Walters—a leader of the clean-food movement. In this seasonal cookbook and lifestyle guide, Walters inspires us with more of her award-winning recipes. Rediscover the unique tastes of spring, summer, fall and winter, and gain insight into everything from preserving the harvest to natural cleansing and tonics for immune support. Delicious gluten-free, vegan recipes that everyone will love include Grilled Avocado with Peach Tomato Salsa, Crunchy Quinoa and Cabbage Salad, and Coconut Cacao Energy Bars.

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

  • Do you like science? Do you like beer? Wish you could mix them safely? Then you might want to check out Café Scientifique, a monthly series of happy hour talks about scientific research and theories presented by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the Bryant Lake Bowl.

     

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  • Efforts to craft a global accord to combat climate change have stumbled with the U.N. COP 21 summit now extended by a day to overcome stubborn divisions.

    Minnesotans and Minnesota-based organizations are among the participants and observers in Paris.

     

    Janet Brown, of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, spoke with KFAI's Rico Morales on the Friday Morning Blend.

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  • Who of us hasn’t searched their life and asked themself, if only I could express these events in the form of a tragic Mexican ballad? Well, if you attend a workshop on Saturday, December 12, you will be one step closer to doing that. Juan Dies of the award-winning Sones de Mexico Ensemble has been traveling the United States, teaching workshops on the Corrido.  Saturday, he will be leading one in St. Paul. It's 10 a.m.

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