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KFAI begins it series Strive to Thrive, funded by the Northwest Area Foundation:http://www.nwaf.org/, on March 25th at 11am on Truth to Tell:https://www.kfai.org/node/682. The first in a series of programs aimed at reducing poverty, this program will discuss green job growth and its ability to fight poverty.

On April 1st, People’s Historian, Author of Voices of People’s History HOWARD ZINN with premier Twin Cities jazz vocalist PRUDENCE JOHNSON and Celebrity
Readers of Zinn’s and Anthony Arnove’s VOICES OF THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY, including KFAI’s own <a

Part of KFAI’S STRIVE TO THRIVE SERIES on POVERTY in MINNESOTA

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25–11:00AM : MAJORA CARTER and Local Green Jobs Poverty Killers

Catfish Culture
Spring is here! Fishing time is near.

Down South, they snare catfish on their hooks. In the playful documentary ‘Catfish Culture,’ you’ll hear true and mythical stories about giant catfish. Stories like these:

I caught a catfish that weighed 82 pounds.

I caught a 75. I’ve been with boys that caught a 94.

Women’s History Month Special with Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit Thursday March 19th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

With guests:

Bettina Schelker, Swiss Singer/Songwriter, Women’s Boxing Champion, Teacher, and Activist

Ina Nicosia-Schelker, Professional basketball player, Teacher, and Activist

Ali Sands, Writer and activist

*Melissa Birch, Performer, Writer, and

On February 19th, 2009, KFAI celebrated Black History Month with a special day of Programing. If you missed any of these programs, you can now listen to all of the locally produced programs in the KFAI archives.

View All Black History Month 2009 programming from February 19th here:http://www.kfai.org/archive/02/19/2009

KFAI celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8th with a full day of special programming produced by women from the Twin Cities community. Programs will be available for streaming through March 25th . For a complete listing of the archived programs click here:http://www.kfai.org/archive/03/8/2009.

Steve Aschburner and Doug Grow, both former columnists at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, will be guest DJ’s on the Good Noise Show, Monday, March 9th. Steve & Doug will program the music and discuss the present and future of newspapers, journalism and whatever else is on their minds.

Thursday, February 12th, Steve McEllistrem talks with Lois McMaster Bujold, multiple Hugo and Nebula-award winning science fiction and fantasy author. Her newest fantasy novel is The Sharing Knife: Horizon.

In the second half of the show, Lynette Reini-Grandell talks with Temple Grandin about her book Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals.

Laurent Cantet, director of the acclaimed French film, THE CLASS, will be interviewed by Caryl Minnetti on Sunday, February 15 at 8:30 pm on Bonjour Minnesota. The film follows the experiences of Francois (played by Francois Begaudeau, who wrote the screenplay based on his own experiences) and his fellow teachers as they prepare for a new year at a high school in a tough neighborhood.

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