Arts & Culture

With Pippi Ardennia and Melinda J.

Host Pete Gokey is joined by Keith Pederson to talk literature with local author Adam J. Nicolai.

Axis Dance – Artistic Director Judith Smith and Associate Artistic Director Sonsheree Giles

One more show from the archives dedicated to Kristina's favorite flamenco "Golden Oldies."

DJs Miguel Vargas, Brandon Allday, and Rico Simon Mendez spin the cuts, and we welcome the local, legendary funk bassist Anthony Scott talk about his days with the Prophets of Peace – Band, KFAI’s BHM Live Soundstage, and an upcoming event on Feb. 28th at Schooners Night Club.

Peggy’s Dreams: Living life with Down syndrome
Produced by Marisa Helms

Peggy Mehen wants to make some changes in her life. She wants a new job. She wants to live independently. And her biggest dream is to be a supermodel. The fact that Peggy is a 40 year-old woman with Down syndrome has little impact on what she believes she can achieve. As a child growing up in the 1970s and ’80s, Peggy belongs to a first generation of children with Down syndrome to be mainstreamed into schools—paving the way for today’s generation of parents and people with Down syndrome who continue to push boundaries and demand greater inclusion and better social and medical supports in the community.

Peggy’s Dreams: Living life with Down syndrome, was produced by Marisa Helms (marisahelms.com). Producer’s Note: The 1952 educational film heard in my story, In Our Care: Woodward State Hospital and School, is part of a 13-week series of documentaries about Iowa’s state institutions. The entire In our Care series is archived online at the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities website (mn.gov/mnddc).

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