Culture & Community News

*Depression*—it’s been called “the common cold of mental illness” because so many Americans suffer from it every year. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that one in twenty Americans over the age of twelve has suffered from depression.

Langston Hughes was a prolific writer with an ambiguous sexual identity whose influence has extended beyond his years. Tonight we honor him during Black History Month with discussing word arts and what it is like to feel like an outsider Tune into Fresh Fruit on Thursday, Feb.

Dr. Robert Melillo is in the Twin Cities speaking to families of children with neurobehaviorial disorders such as ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Tourettes, Aspergers and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Melillo will be “live” in the KFAI studios with Kinshasha on Health Notes Feb 6th.


Michael Wallace Gonzalez talks with Kinshasha about his important work and the latest research on movement and the brain.

Sharpen your mind and get in shape at the same time, with an innovative new workout stimulating multiple areas of the brain as it strengthens and tones the entire body.

A significant number of young Somali Americans residing in MN have traveled back to their native country (Somalia) during the past couple of years. Some are Somali-Americans who were born in the U.S. and others came to the US at a fairly young age.

Kinshasha will talk with Melvin Anderson about his goal to end childhood obesity in Minnesota one community at a time.

As the founder and CEO of Youth Determined to Succeed (YDS), Minnesota’s most comprehensive youth health, fitness and wellness service organization Anderson will talk about the strategies that his organization is employing to help our youth.

Jackie “Red Woman” Lindow will be talking with Kinshasha on Health Notes Monday, January 23rd, live about her history, the history of her people, the secret of the Medicine Wheel and being a Fire Starter.

Jackie “Red Woman” is in the Twin Cities teaching the secrets of the medicine wheel, Saturday, January 21st at Unity Church in Golden Valley.

Susan Allen is the First Native American Lesbian to be elected to the MN House of Representatives and Jamie Nabozny won a landmark federal lawsuit against his school administrators for failing to stop harassment.

Thomas Frank, author of the bestseller, What’s the Matter with Kansas?, visits Write On! Radio on January 24th to talk about his new book, Pity the Billionaire. Frank will also discuss how the “Right” has managed to frame the debate about economic policy in a way that benefits the rich at the expense of everyone else.

Chris Morris is an internationally recognized naturopathic physician, author, cleric and business leader.