Culture & Community News

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.


DreamBirth® is a system of short, simple imagery exercises designed specifically for pregnancy and childbirth. DreamBirth® techniques are learned and practiced during pregnancy under the guidance of certified DreamBirth® practitioners. This is a method devised by psychologist and imagery teacher, Dr. Catherine Shainberg, to assist mothers, and their attendants, in finding the true richness and deep power within the birth process.

In the words of Dr. Shainberg,
“Imagery is the oldest language in the world. Pre-verbal, it communicates through pictures—and it is through these pictures that the outside world is reconstructed and displayed in our minds… Since ancient times, mystics and yogis have used images to change body temperature, heart beat, even mend broken bones. Olympic athletes use visualization to win gold medals. By creating specific images in our minds, we talk to our bodies. We can train them to respond to visual cues, enabling us to access our most hidden body functions. DreamBirth®, an imagery process uniquely geared to procreation, pregnancy, and birth gives the future mother access to this power, maximizing her body’s natural abilities to conceive, carry and give birth in perfect health. DreamBirth® optimizes women’s innate ability to give birth easily, naturally and triumphantly.“

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

Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented drilling boom where companies are polluting more water than the region’s wastewater treatment plants can handle. States in the path have found that they simply aren’t equipped to protect their drinking water supplies. The waste water is also being shipped to neighboring states for treatment and is being discharged into their lakes and rivers.

For its Hallowe’en special, Wednesday’s Spoken Word:node/71 will feature Charles Brin reading Edgar Allan Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart.

Egal Shidad: Stories of Somali Health will debut its third documentary during an Open House on Sunday, November 7,
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at KFAI’s studios, 1808 Riverside Avenue. This 30 minute documentary will focus on healthy relationships between youth and parents and will air during KFAI’s Somali Voices: at 7:00 p.m.

This week Somalis in the USA will celebrate Eid Adha and Somali Voices is here to give our listeners a chance to send their warm greetings to their relatives, friends both in the USA and around the

Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit with guests Ellen Fullman and Arvid Nelsen on Thursday October 21 from 7pm to 8pm

Ellen Fullman, composer, sound artist, instrument maker
Visiting McKnight Artist

In 1981 Ellen Fullman: began developing the “Long String Instrument,” an installation of dozens of wires fifty feet or more in length, tune

Emily Bronte, Bloody Mary and Dido Queen of Carthage are the historic women for tonight’s show celebrating Women’s History Month with Fresh Fruit:/freshfruit hosts Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on March 17 at 7pm


Heidi Arneson, playwright, actress
Dale Johnson, Artistic Director MN Opera
Carin Bratlie, Artistic Director Theatre Pro Rata
*Monica Brewster, Historic Consulta

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.

Health Notes will be exploring how to energize and heal our heart’s wounds with Puran & Susanna Bair. In their new book: