Before Shaft, badass movie detectives were white. Shaft starred Richard Roundtree as a black detective, prowling New York City’s tough streets, saving lives and taking no guff, especially from ‘The Man.’ Directed by Gordon Parks, who spent part of his youth in Minnesota, Shaft was a huge hit in 1971. This seminal film turns 50 this year. KFAI’s Todd Melby reports.
Support for MinneCulture on KFAI is made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.
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When: Feb 22, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Read More › “KFAI Board of Director Meeting Notice and Agenda for Monday, February 22, 2021”
This week, Sam talks with Tasya Kelen talks about her company, Isadore Nut Company and how important it is for have employment inclusion of people with disabilities. Kelen also discusses Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.
In attendance: Chris W, Chris Z, Jay, Ben, Brendan, Umar, Melissa
For KFAI: Daniel, Mason, Sam
Board liaison: T.J.
Others: Roger Brown
Read More › “Content Advisory Committee Minutes, February 17, 2021”
Duluth-based independent musician Gaelynn Lea made headlines when she won National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2016. But she almost didn’t enter the contest that changed her life. Several years later, Lea’s music has been heard by millions and some of her wildest musical dreams have come true. But as a touring artist with a disability, Lea has to deal with a world that is not set up for her, so she recently decided to take matters into her own hands. KFAI’s Nancy Rosenbaum reports.
Photo courtesy of Paul Vienneau. Support for MinneCulture on KFAI comes from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
We’re taking a brief break from two regularly scheduled programs on the 17th & 25th to bring you a special mini-series called Building Black Futures, which features conversations between local Black leaders and activists working for the collective good.
Join us from 4-6p on the 17th & 25th for conversations from
about public safety, equity in the workplace, the benefits of a unified community, and more.
A special thank you to KFAI hosts, Harold Tremblay of House Party & Jackson Buck of Freewheelin’ for donating their time slots.
UPDATE: The archive for this program can be found here: https://www.kfai.org/episode/02-17-2021-building-black-futures/
In this episode of AutheNick, Cody P. shares his experience, strength and hope as it pertains to his life living with undiagnosed mental illness. He’s crazy, crazy cool that is.
Madness BY Muse
Riot BY Jon Waltz
Heaven Falls/Fall On Me BY Surfaces
The Man Who Has Everything BY Chance The Rapper
In the first half of the hour, Susan Conley joins Annie to discuss parenthood, the limits of personal perspective, and fishing villages in the time of climate change in the context of her new novel, Landslide.
After the break, Dave welcomes Abayomi Animashaun on-air to discuss his new collection of poetry, Seahorses, his career, Wisconsin, and more.