Culture & Community News

Forty years ago, in 1967, pop radio listeners were hearing a new sound from the Beatles.

As recently as the 1950s, the Twin Cities had a working network of streetcars. Commercial corridors like Central Avenue grew up around these lines. Now Minneapolis is looking at reestablishing streetcar lines. A proposal for one line, along Nicollet and Central avenues, is receiving public comment in a series of open houses. KFAI’s Trisha Collopy has the story of the porposed streetcar development.

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.

Michael Wallace Gonzalez talks with Kinshasha about his important work and the latest research on movement and the brain.

Sharpen your mind and get in shape at the same time, with an innovative new workout stimulating multiple areas of the brain as it strengthens and tones the entire body.

Vinyl records are as much a thing of the past as the Titanic. At least that’s what most of us think. One Minneapolis man refuses to give up on vinyl, though.

This week on Write on Radio:node/36 (Thursday, August 30th, 11am-Noon)Jules Nyquist talks to Sven Birkets about the future of our literary culture and his relationship with our own Minnesota Graywol

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

Utilizing in-depth research and analysis, this volume debunks the quick fixes and simplistic explanations of Dr. Phil McGraw. While he’s watched and revered by millions, no critique exists for his daytime advice—and like much of “pop psychology,” his counsel is often ineffective, leaving people feeling like failures and that something is wrong with them. Readers will easily identify with the guests and stories from actual Dr. Phil episodes, on topics ranging from anger, sex, addictions, and dieting to domestic violence, race, and gender. A powerful, love-based alternative psychology is then offered, basing itself on the belief that there is profound meaning in people’s struggles. Story after story shows how people’s difficulties are seeds of their unique beauty, power, and intelligence, elevating rather than diminishing their esteem. The insight and compassion for people’s humanity provided here cuts through the easy soundbites and will leave people feeling a genuine love for who they really are.

Earnest Simpkins, Chair of TC Black Pride, Phil Duran, OutFront Minnesota Staff Attorney, & Julie Dafydd, Actress are guests on Fresh Fruit:https://www.kfai.org/node/89 with Hosts Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Thursday August 20 at 7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Earnest Simpkins, Chairman, TC Black Pride

Twin Cities Black Pride 2009 Chair, Earnest Simpkins
discusses this years theme: Unity is

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.

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