Culture & Community News

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?

State Represemtative Carolyn Laine and the Authors of the award-winning book, Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond, Nancy Manahan & Becky Bohan will be talking about Home death care, Natural burials, MN. State Legislation and Green Burials with Kinshasha

State Representative Carolyn Laine and Authors of the award-winning Living Consciously, Dying Gracefully: A Journey with Cancer and Beyond, Nancy Manahan & Becky Bohan will be Live on Health Notes:healthnotes Nov. 8th talking about Home death care, Natural burials, MN. State Legislation and Green Burials.

Stephen Silha’s new film “Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton” is a chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton & Shamey Cramer talks about the 2014 Gay Games and the current situation of LGBT discrimination in Russia concerning the Olympics.

Tune in to Somali Community Link:http://www.kfai.org/somalicommunitylink Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. to hear a stimulating conversation with Heather Marie Akou, author of the book The Politics of Dress in Somali Culture. Heather did her undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota.

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.

Geoff Saign hosts his Wave Project:node/124 program Story Telling: Sitting Around the Campfire on January 13.

A draft proposal of KFAI’s new Strategic Plan can be commented on at a public meeting this Thursday, July 7. A period of public comment has started and will end on July 11. This will culminate in a revised plan being presented to the Board for discussion at its July meeting. This public comment period will include a final public meeting on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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