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  • The KFAI show Jet Set Planet and host Glen Leslie were profiled in the Star Tribune by writer Kim Ode. 

    Read the article while you listen to the most recent show.

     

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  • The United States, China and Brazil have all signed new commitments to combat climate change.  These new developments suggest even more progress may come later this year in Paris, where the United Nations will hold a major conference on the issue.

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  • Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were all born with a brain built essentially like anyone else’s. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history.

    With the new breakthroughs in neuroscience, combined wth insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can shape your own brain fr greater happiness, love and wisdom. Written by Rick Hanson with neurologist Richard Mendius, MD, and with a forward by Daniel Sigel and a preface by Jack Kornfield, PhD, “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom” joins modern science with ancient teachings to show you how to have greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and greater peace of mind.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

  • More than 50 volunteer singers comprise the Minneapolis-based Prairie Fire Lady Choir.  They sing everything from Metallica to Prince and perform at record stores, zombie pub crawls, and protests.  Rather than employing an artistic director, the choir uses consensus decision-making to guide their collective musical vision.  KFAI’s Ryan Dawes spoke with members of the choir at a recent rehearsal.

    Photo courtesy of Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival

     

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  • The Twin Cities Annual Pride Fesitval begins Friday, June 26th and ends Sunday, the 28th with a parade. 

    Leading the parade will be transgender artist Andrea Jenkins, who stopped by KFAI's studios for a conversation with Janis Lane-Ewart.

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  • You are invited to tune in Good 'N Country this Saturday, June 27 at 3 pm as host Ken Hippler’s special guest will be honky-tonkin' icon Dale Watson. He will be performing at Lee's Liquor Lounge that night for the first time in two years. Dale will stop by the station to talk to Ken about his 20 years in the country music business, his songwriting and his latest album Call Me Insane.

    Good'n'Country airs Saturdays from 3-5 pm, only on KFAI Fresh Air Radio.

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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.

    Health Notes Airs on Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

  • 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.

    Health Notes Airs on Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

  • How would the Mississippi River look if it was allowed to flow naturally down the hundred-foot drop between downtown Minneapolis and Fort Snelling?

    Ron Way is a former staffer for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior, and has done environmental reporting for several Midwest newspapers.

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  • Ask nearly any Minnesotan about lutefisk and you’re likely to get a funny answer, especially from Minnesotans with Scandinavian roots. In this episode of “MinneHistory” we explore a controversial subject: Lutefisk. The fragrant and gelatinous Scandinavian-American codfish delicacy has long been associated with Minnesota. People love to celebrate – and poke fun at – this traditional immigrant food. What is Lutefisk, and how is it made? And why is it so smelly? KFAI's Jess Mador finds out with a visit to Olsen Fish Company, the largest lutefisk producer.

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