Culture & Community News

The history of Gay Pride celebrations began at 1:20 a.m. on June 28, 1969, in Greenwich Village, New York City at the Stonewall Inn as crowds fought back during a police raid. Join Fresh Fruit:http://www.kfai.org/node/89 Hosts Dixie Treichel and John Townsend for a Pride Celebration Show on Thursday, June 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

On Sunday, June 14, host Amanda Balagur looks at the local food scene, the slow food movement, and writing about food.

For the next three Wednesdays, TruthToTell examines the dark and isolated world of local police culture and the nature of law enforcement in general. Here are the questions we have:

•Why has this paramilitary subset of civil society grown so insular, more secretive and more rageful and violent?

Tune in to the Wave Project this Sunday at 6 p.m. as students from Opportunity High School in Minneapolis share their creativity and thoughts about being from East Africa, as well as living and learning in America. Hear their views on culture and hopes for new lives as they grow to become active citizens within their communities.

We have, in the last couple decades, confronted an unprecedented volume of government secrecy even as our technological developments have enabled an unconscionable level of identity and data mining. Governments, at the federal, state, and local levels, stamp SECRET, TOP SECRET, or CONFIDENTIAL over millions of documents and files containing what should be public information.

This Sunday, May 24, at 1 p.m., Encuentro:http://www.kfai.org/encuentro will dedicate the program’s first hour in honor of a great writer and human being, the Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti, who passed away on Sunday, May 17 (obituary:http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/05/17/world/AP-LT-Uruguay-Obit-Bene...).

Join Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on Fresh Fruit Thursday May 21 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. when they discuss the Stonewall Riots: 40th Anniversary 1969-2009:http://www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/stonewall_riots.html

Each year in June, gays and lesbians prance and parade to celebrate Gay Pride Month.

Americans have long been fascinated with the promise of the open road.

Beginning in 1926, that metaphor for hope and unfulfilled dreams was Route 66, a highway that connected Chicago to the Pacific Ocean.

There’s something in the soil, in the turning of it, in the planting of seeds and watching them sprout and bloom with food and flowers for family, friends, and neighbors that attracts us in ever larger numbers. It brings together young and old, the low-income and affluent, as well as many other racially and economically diverse urban dwellers seeking better nutrition and self-confidence.

The Good Noise Show welcomes guests from the Community Justice Project on Monday, May 18th. These volunteers will discuss the project in general and their experiences in particular, during the show’s 7:00 hour.

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