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On Thursday, January 16th at 11am, award-winning author Charles Baxter will talk about The Art of Subtext: Beyond Plot, as well as his other books on Write on Radio:node/36.

Tune in Monday evenings at 8:30pm for a full hour of music, poetry and more by Hmong artists.

Center for Hmong Arts and Talent’s (CHAT) 6th Annual Hmong Arts & Music Festival is being held on Saturday, August 25, at the Western Sculpture Park on Marion Street in Saint Paul.

It used to be that affairs only happened at work, out of town, or otherwise outside the home. But with the advent of cell phones, the Internet and social networking, it’s easier than ever to connect with anyone, anytime, right in the comfort of your living room.

Chris Morris is an internationally recognized naturopathic physician, author, cleric and business leader. Realizing that he wanted to find a way to serve humanity in a more profound way, Chris entered the field of alternative medicine in 1983 after a career as a professional athlete and business executive.

Chris brings a unique perspective to healing and personal growth with his degree in mathematics and physics along with his 30 year study of metaphysics and personal development

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Tune in Friday DEC. 25, 11am on Catalyst:politics & culture. Sami Rasoullilived in Minneapolis for 17 years but, sold his Nicolett resturant, Sinbad’s in 2005 and returned to his h9ometown, Najaf, IRAQ (now sister city to Minneapolis) to help rebuild.

KFAI’s Listening Lounge is rebroadcasting Jonathan Mitchell’s quirky documentary City X this Wednesday, April 25th (11:30-Noon).

From PRX.org:

Born in 1931, Josie Robinson Johnson has played an active role in the civil rights movement since her teenage years, when she and her father canvassed her hometown of Houston to gather signatures on an anti-poll tax petition.

In the early 1960s, Johnson lobbied professionally for passage of bills concerning such issues as fair housing and employment opportunities. In 1964, she traveled from Minneapolis to Mississippi with an integrated group of women to witness and take part in the struggle there. After visiting an open-air freedom school where blacks were organizing, the group learned the school was bombed later that day. Johnson became a community organizer for Project ENABLE, a pioneering effort in developing parenting skills and strengthening family life in 1965. A member of the Minneapolis Urban League, she served as acting director between 1967 and 1968.

Johnson worked with elected officials many times over the years. In 1968, she became a legislative liaison and community liaison as a mayoral aide in Minneapolis during a time of trouble for African Americans in the town. The executive assistant to the lieutenant governor of Colorado from 1975 to 1978, Johnson went back to Texas in 1978 and supervised Judson Robinson’s campaign staff. In 1980, she served as deputy campaign manager for the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign in Tennessee.

Johnson has also had an ongoing relationship with the University of Minnesota. Between 1971 and 1973, she served on the University’s Board of Regents. She earned a B.A. in Sociology at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and an M.A. and Ed.D. at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The University of Minnesota offered her a senior fellowship in 1987. Johnson directed its All-University Forum as diversity director from 1990 to 1992. That year, she became responsible for minority affairs and diversity at the college as the associate vice president for academic affairs. The University of Minnesota established the annual Josie Robinson Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award in her honor.

Don’t miss this important conversation with this African American Icon. Health Notes Airs Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

Born in 1931, Josie Robinson Johnson has played an active role in the civil rights movement since her teenage years, when she and her father canvassed her hometown of Houston to gather signatures on an anti-poll tax petition.

In the early 1960s, Johnson lobbied professionally for passage of bills concerning such issues as fair housing and employment opportunities. In 1964, she traveled from Minneapolis to Mississippi with an integrated group of women to witness and take part in the struggle there. After visiting an open-air freedom school where blacks were organizing, the group learned the school was bombed later that day. Johnson became a community organizer for Project ENABLE, a pioneering effort in developing parenting skills and strengthening family life in 1965. A member of the Minneapolis Urban League, she served as acting director between 1967 and 1968.

Johnson worked with elected officials many times over the years. In 1968, she became a legislative liaison and community liaison as a mayoral aide in Minneapolis during a time of trouble for African Americans in the town. The executive assistant to the lieutenant governor of Colorado from 1975 to 1978, Johnson went back to Texas in 1978 and supervised Judson Robinson’s campaign staff. In 1980, she served as deputy campaign manager for the Jimmy Carter presidential campaign in Tennessee.

Johnson has also had an ongoing relationship with the University of Minnesota. Between 1971 and 1973, she served on the University’s Board of Regents. She earned a B.A. in Sociology at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, and an M.A. and Ed.D. at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. The University of Minnesota offered her a senior fellowship in 1987. Johnson directed its All-University Forum as diversity director from 1990 to 1992. That year, she became responsible for minority affairs and diversity at the college as the associate vice president for academic affairs. The University of Minnesota established the annual Josie Robinson Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award in her honor.

Don’t miss this important conversation with this African American Icon. Health Notes Airs Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

For 40 years, the National Environmental Scorecard issued by the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) has been the nationally accepted yardstick used to rate members of Congress on environmental, public health, and energy issues.

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