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Tune into MinneCulture on Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30pm to hear a captivating audio documentary by Susan Gray. Second Chances: The Story of Fergus Falls State Hospital explores the history of a Minnesota landmark, and why a place on the National Register of Historic Places may not save it from demolition.

In the late 19th century, insane asylums were built across the country in response to a national outcry over the treatment of the mentally ill. More than 75 asylums were designed using Dr. Thomas Kirkbride’s Moral Treatment Plan, which claimed that mental ailments could be alleviated with beautiful architecture and serene landscaping. The former State Hospital in Fergus Falls is one of the few remaining intact Kirbride hospitals in the country. Re-named the Regional Treatment Center in 1985, the building is destined for the wrecking ball if a developer is not soon found. KFAI producer Susan Gray spoke with preservation supporters to learn about the building’s historical significance to Fergus Falls, and the treatment of people with mental illness.

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Carole J. Hyder and Jeff Bova talk about their second feng shui musical collaboration that creates harmony in our homes.

Thursday, January 31st actress, playwright, poet, director, filmmaker,and visual artist Sha Cage appears on Write on Radio:node/36 to talk about upcoming spoken word events around town.

Pro-choice. Pro-life. Most people have already chosen sides in the ongoing debate, so why revisit the issue? Shades of Gray shares a range of stories told by people young and old who have been directly affected by abortion, instead of the polemics of irreconcilable extremes.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Barb Ryman is celebrating the release of her sixth CD Catch The Sunset including the song Fond Of Being Gay. Join Fresh Fruit:freshfruit hosts Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on August 18 at 7 p.m.

Join Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on Fresh Fruit:https://www.kfai.org/node/89 Thursday, December 18th from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

With special guest
Legendary singer/songwriter Janis Ian

Also
John Ottman, Hollywood film composer/editor
Eleanor Savage, producer, activist, former KFAI host

Janis Ian, singer, songwriter, author, activist

Janis Ian’s:http://www.janisian

Singer/songwriter Tret Fure’s career spans 4 decades. She has performed with Spencer Davis & Cris Williamson, recorded with the late Lowell George of Little Feat as her producer, and opened for such bands as Yes, Poco, and the J Geils Band. She is a multi award winning singer/songwriter in Women’s and LGBT music. Tret will be performing her CD release tour “A Piece of the Sky”, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, 8pm, at the Ginko Coffeehouse in St. Paul.

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