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Health Notes will celebrate African History Month by talking with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute, Titilayo Bediako. Titilayo was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history to African American youth through WE WIN Institute (a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children).

Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

Health Notes will be in conversation with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute Titilayo Bediako.

Titilayo Bediako was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history
to African American youth through WE WIN Institute ( a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children)

Titilayo says participating in African rituals helps give African-American youth a sense that they belong to something larger than themselves or their surroundings.
She says that’s something she never received when she was in school. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tennessee where she joined an African history study group. “The more I studied and the more I learned about myself, the more my given name, which was Michelle Little, didn’t fit the person I had become,” The name Titilayo is from the Yoruba of Nigeria. She says it means “everlasting happiness.” Bediako is from the Ashanti people of Ghana and it means, “born to struggle for her people.”
Participating in African-rooted rituals and ceremonies, like Kwanzaa, is one way African-Americans nurture their African side. “So I get everlasting happiness in struggling for my people,”
says Bediako. “The one thing that I’ve learned is that struggling for African people makes it possible to struggle for all people.”
Many African-Americans have adopted African names. Despite attempts to identify with Africans, African-Americans carry the physical and emotional baggage of slavery and racism.
Titilayo says many African-Americans have poor self-esteem because they were born in a country that historically has devalued their lives.
This is an important conversation you will not want to miss.

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

Sugar Blues

It’s a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it’s as addictive as nicotine — and as poisonous. It’s sugar. And “Sugar Blues”, inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unmasks our generation’s greatest medical killer and shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.

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

Kinshasha will talk with Life Coach, Professional Asskicker, Erika Lyremark about the 3 P’s Purpose, Passion, and Purpose.

Kinshasha will be talking live in the studio about the three P’s that will help us to create the life we have dreamt of.

In February 2009, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine listed this BOOT CAMP as the #1 thing to do to live better.

In the fall of 1995, Lyndale school (Minneapolis Public School) teacher Titilayo (Titi) Bediako saw the need to build the youth of the future by celebrating and honoring cultural differences. WE WIN, which began with one program and 25 children, and has grown to include free parent groups, after school, tutoring, and summer programs, and Kwanzaa Celebrations each year and as of 2014, has served over 5000 youth and families, creating long-term and systemic change in their lives and communities.

We Win students will share the history of African people on Health Notes to celebrate Black History Month

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

One boat. Four women. Four directions, four histories: merging. parting. reuniting.What are the stories that heal us, as we dive into breathing deeply, loving fully, knowing honestly, and relating consciously? How do we connect to the threads of our cultural past, as we reweave the patterns of our selves and our world?

Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend with filmmaker Ellen Marie Hinchciffe-Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen (world premiere); Jammin’ & Jambalaya for Gender Justice and 30 Bands for 30 Hours! with Avenues for Homeless Youth and The 30 Days Foundation plus music and surprises!

Join hosts Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit:node/89, January 17, 7:30-8:30 pm for a special phone interview with *filmmaker/director Esther B.

On Thursday, March 26th, we’ll have a discussion regarding first books as 2008 National Book Award Finalist and Young Lions Fiction Award winner Salvatore Scibona joins us in the studio to talk about his novel, The End. Kao Kalia Yang will also be in the studio to talk about her acclaimed book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Memoir. Nicole Johns will also be on hand to talk about her book, Purge

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