In 2016, Mica L. Anders— genealogist, oral historian, and historic placemaker—interviewed 7 families about their summer cabins for the Minnesota Historical Society. All of the people she talked to had two things in common: First, they spent every summer driving to Lake Adney near Brainerd, Minnesota. And second, they were all Black families.
Lake Adney became a destination in the 1920s when a Black man named George Worthington Gamble bought land along its southern shore. Since then, Adney has been a spiritual retreat, a great fishing spot, and a healing place for generations of Minnesotans. Lake Adney’s story isn’t unique. Black families have found community on lakes dotted across the upper Midwest. But, as these families attest, Adney was special. It was theirs. KFAI’s Kira Schukar brings us this story.
William “Bill” Murray Sr. passed away in 2018.
A special thank you to Mica L. Anders for sharing her expertise and conducting the interviews in this podcast. The full oral histories can be found on the Minnesota Historical Society website.
Additional funding for this story was provided by the Minnesota Historical Society and MNHS Image and Duplication Support for Community Projects.
There are many ways to mourn the loss of a loved one. Some find comfort in sharing stories and some find solace in nature. Out in the Sax-Zim Bog area, KFAI’s Matthew Schneeman found two families doing both. This story looks at both Camp Christopher and Auggie’s Bog Walk in Northern Minnesota.
Camp Christopher is a free trailer campsite for people who have lost someone to suicide. Auggie’s Bog Walk is a memorial boardwalk featuring small owl carvings. Both are testaments to the power of connecting with nature and connecting with others.
This month’s Fresh Air, Inc. Board of Directors meeting takes place on MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2023, at 7:00 pm.
This is a virtual meeting; participants can participate online or by phone.
If you have questions about the meeting or wish to add an agenda item, please email email@example.com before the meeting. In addition, the Board roster, contact information, previous board minutes, and financials are available at kfai.org/board.
KFAI Board meetings are open to the public, and everyone interested will be encouraged to attend. The meeting begins promptly at 7 pm.
Monday, August 28, 2023, starting at 7:00 pm (CT).
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Dr. Simon provides a systematic approach to identifying, mobilizing, and releasing the life-damaging beliefs and memories that contribute to chronic pain, anxiety, obesity, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, addictive behaviors, chronic fatigue, and a host of other emotional and physical health problems. If you are prepared to become an active partner in your own healing journey, the information within this book will help you heal your emotions and heal your body.
The Minnesota Department of Health has convened a consortium of local organizations committed to COVID-19 vaccination and pandemic recovery called COVID-19 Community Coordinators (CCC). Together, they offer COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics throughout the Twin Cities. Check the calendar below to find a clinic in your community. This calendar will show all CCC testing and vaccination events that are coming up within the next 60 days.
Double click on one of the events to see details about it.
This week, Sam and Charlene are joined by Dawn Bently, Executive Director at the Minnesota Fringe Festival Dawn gives us an exciting preview of Fringe! Also, Jane McClure, Editor of Access Press, will be giving us an update on what is happening with the publication.
Disability and Progress
Disability and Progress-August 3, 2023-Access Press and the Fringe Festival
KFAI sends it gratitude and best wishes to Nicholas David as today he retires his program, East of Here, West of Now, after nearly 5 glorious years of being on the air on 90.3 FM. You can still follow Nicholas David by visiting his website: thefeelin.com
Also, Glorth Radio returns to KFAI! Join Seanny Boy at a gnarly new time, Stoner Rock n’ More every Thursday from 2 to 4am! KFAI’s OG Doom show spins the freshest Stoner, Sludge, Heavy Psych, n’ retro-rock tracks with enough surprises and tomfoolery to ensure any and all listeners can get Glorthy with ease. *Richard Simmons does not officially endorse this program*
Glorth resurrects at 2am, August 3rd, on 90.3FM, streaming live and archived at kfai.org.