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Wednesday, September 16 – 11 a.m.: LongTerm Care: How’s Grandma Really Doing?

America’s propensity for placing its aging and infirm parents and spouses in long-term care facilities (assisted living, nursing homes, etc.), has led to the creation of excellent facilities as well as warehouse-like repositories for dumping the aged.

The history of the United States as taught in our schools is only half the story – and almost always told from the perspective of the conqueror – in this case, European immigrants – with little if anything said about the conquered – the indigenous peoples of this hemisphere who found their peaceful existence interrupted, their people enslaved and murdered to extinction, their cultures exterminat

After over 100 years, the Minneapolis Charter Commission:http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/charter-commission/index.asp is submitting a package of major revisions, which, if passed by city voters in November, would radically change the way Minneapolis could be subsequently governed.

News reports and magazines are full of stories and warnings and worries over the approaching boomer bubble of boomers over 60 years of age, the puzzling spike in cases of dementias and disorders, i.e., Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and related disabling brain function.

Is the entire matter of shifting 28,000 General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC):http://tinyurl.com/GAMCgoing recipients to MinnesotaCare:http://tinyurl.com/MinnesotaCareNEW all about Governor Pawlenty’s continuing battle with the urban core?

The chaos the nearly microscopic deer tick hath wrought since the disease it carries was discovered in Lyme, Connecticut:http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctclyme/ in 1977 has been largely concealed from a public who loves its outdoors – its hiking, fishing, hunting, exploring and otherwise recreating.

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

Victims of mental illness have never had an easy time of it. It’s difficult enough coping with the demons that haunt their minds and distort their dreams and world view.

“When I walked through the door into the Alexandra House, the battered women shelter, I thought it was the end for me. I never imagined that I could leave that place going to my own home. I thought two things could happen; it was either deportation or death. I could feel death; I was just a walking corpse. But, I did not want to lose my son.

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