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PROTECTING WATER. After the lead poisoning of Flint,Michigan's water, everyone should be clear about how important protecting water is. Polymet is prosing a copper-nickle mine near Lake SUperior, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) and other fragile water ways in northern Minnesota—-and people are resisting.Public hearing Feb. 8 and 9 in DUluth. www.waterlegacy.org

 

In keeping with our ongoing bulerías theme, this week's PyB features a show from the archives of cantaores de Jerez singing bulerías. Kristina was busy this week hosting a convention of viruses in her body, so she was too busy to create a new show… 

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Filling in for Quinn Villagomez, Trevor Charon takes "Fresh Fruit" out on this first Thursday of the month! Joined by a special KFAI guest host (station General Manager Leah Honsky plus her daughter, Mila), the studio is graced with local artist and performer, Alex Renshaw. Our guest shares what it's like to be a small-town Minnesota guy in the city, the beginnings of his creative journey, as well as how his identity in the LGBTQ community plays into all of that.

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WOMENFOLK ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Live from Minnesota

Opening with Michael Franti & Spearhead's track Hey World (Don't Give UP)! Buffy Sainte-Marie reminding us to guard the Keeper of The Fire. The SuperBlue Eclipsed full moon just set so I played the track "SuperMoon" from Zap Mama out of Belgium. And on it goes… to the sertao of Brasil… percussion, dance and muitos ritmos !  As the first hour moves along I shift into Spanish and a little French before closing with comments on the State of the Union – with Hugh Masekela reminding us – you don't get something for nothing.

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