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Veda Ponikvar is known as “The Iron Lady of Chisholm,” and recognized by the Historical Society as one of Minnesota’s 150 most important people. Born of humble beginnings to Eastern European immigrants on the Iron Range in northeastern Minnesota, Veda attended college, served in World War II, and returned to her hometown to start the Chisholm Free Press. She is a life-long advocate for workers, children and the mentally disabled. KFAI producer Britt Aamodt journeyed up north to talk to this 93-year-old icon.

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From Women's Health contributor and yoga expert Kathryn Budig—the essential, authoritative guide to yoga, for beginners and beyond.

Approximately 16 millions Americans now practice yoga on a regular basis. Devotees can’t rave enough about this ancient art of meditation, breathing, and physical postures that calms the mind and slims the body.

Unlike fitness fads, yoga is worth the hype. The postures stretch and tone lean muscle mass and sculpt a strong and slender physique—burning up to 400 calories in a 90-minute session. But yoga does something even better. It’s proven to reduce the biggest cause of weight gain—stress—which 43% of Americans say makes them overeat.

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Music Host: Cory Washington
News Host: Siobhan Kierans
Producer: Dale Connelly

The Last Game Show – Episode 1, by Norman Jayo. It’s 2045 and everyone is connected to the Local Area Network so the corporations can keep control of them. But there are people who fight back.
Captain Handsome of the Federated Space Rangers – from the Big Fun Radio Funtime! show and Fearless Comedy. Written by David Walbridge.
Wish You Were Here – from Aural Stage’s “Dialed In” series. Story by Mike Murphy.

How local fiction writers regard the craft of writing and e-book publishing.

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