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TEENAGE SUICIDE
Don’t Do Anything to Yourself by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock & Into a Million Pieces from Youth Radio Vermont

Covering highlights of 2012 thru the rear view mirror… releases, concerts, and more.

David Cummings provides the music, Flor Frey brings news and Mike Fischbein hosts as Morning Blend considers the Idle No More demonstration at the Mall of America over the weekend.  We'll also hear from writer and performer Lorna Landvik about her "Party in the Rec Room" series at the Bryant Lake Bowl, and talk with Wendy Jones of the Minnesota Historical Society about tweeting Minnesota's involvement in the U.S. Civil War 

Kicking off a brand new year in style! Dub style that is… First off however, we had two cool versions of “Auld Lang Syne” – Eban Schletter’s cosmic electronic version, and Ghetto Priest’s nyabinghi melding of the New Year classic and his reworking of Robert Burns’ “Slave’s Lament”. Then came the dub, including brand new stuff from Aldubb, Radiola Dub Sound System, Profit, Bandulu Dub, and MakaRon, and recent releases from Kojo Neatness, The Breadwinners, Super Hi-Fi, Adrian Sherwood, Dub Rifles, Invisible Criminal, and Bost & Bim (mashing up Jimi Hendix!). Added to this were Prince Fatty, Anthony B, Empresarios, Dub Majestic, Hal Blaine, David Pablo, John Brown’s Body, Steve Steppa, Kukan Dub Lagan, Ruts DC & Mad Professor, Celt Islam ft. Dawoud Kringle, The Abyssinians, I-Roy, and more…

We speak with award-winning children's author John Coy, who shares the inside scoop on his latest picture book, Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball, illustrated by Joe Morse. He is the author of many books for young readers, young adults and middle grade readers.

We also speak with Larry Elder about his new memoir, Dear Father, Dear Son: Two Lives…Eight Hours. He is the author of three other books, including What’s Race Got to Do with It and The Ten Things You Can’t Say in America.

Today was my 19th anniversary of being on the air at KFAI. Thank you all for making these years fun and fantastic. Today’s play list features music and musicians that have become my favorites over the last 19 years. No way is this list complete……I only had two hours and could only get 22 songs in….so this is only a reflection of blues so full bodied..that you can squeeze ‘em.

The History of Nicollet Island, Part I
Produced by Jessica Folker
Nicollet Island is the only inhabited island in the Mississippi River, and this leafy Minneapolis oasis has attracted a colorful crowd: gilded-age tycoons, train-riding vagabonds, hippies, and well-known musicians have all called the Island home. In the first of this two-part documentary, producer Jessica Folker explores the Island’s more distant past, beginning with its days as a safe place for expectant Dakota women. Christopher and Rushika Hage—a resident couple whose love for the Island spawned two books on its illustrious history—offer stories about mosquito-plagued pioneers, murderous maids, beer caves, and disastrous events that affected the entire city.

Co- Founder of the Chopra Center – Dr. David Simon – Free to Love, Free to Heal

If you are struggling with an emotional or physical health challenge, Free to Love, Free to Heal offers a unique, proven path to authentic healing. In this book, renowned mind-body physician and Chopra Center co-founder, David Simon, M.D., guides us in the five-step process that has helped thousands release their emotional pain, find freedom from the past, and reclaim happiness.

In Free to Love, Free to Heal, board-certified neurologist David Simon provides a systematic approach to identifying, mobilizing, and releasing the life-damaging beliefs and their corresponding physical imbalances that contribute to chronic pain, anxiety, obesity, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, addictive behaviors, chronic fatigue, immune disorders, and many other psychological and physical health conditions.

Drawing upon the Eastern healing arts and modern science, Dr. Simon shows you how to identify and transform the core misunderstanding that inhibit your body’s natural healing response. 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

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