Culture & Community News

Minnesota’s media landscape continues to exhibit a generational shift. Aging boomers cling to the printed word, news talk sources, and television news while younger consumers increasingly get their news and information digitally. The Twin Cities dailies slipped away from being reliably family-owned to never-satisfied, Wall-Street controlled profit centers.

There’s something in the soil, in the turning of it, in the planting of seeds and watching them sprout and bloom with food and flowers for family, friends, and neighbors that attracts us in ever larger numbers. It brings together young and old, the low-income and affluent, as well as many other racially and economically diverse urban dwellers seeking better nutrition and self-confidence.

Mary Lethert Wingerd, author of North Country: The Making of Minnesota, the untold history of how the land of the Dakota and Ojibwe became the State of Minnesota.

The annual Freedom of Information Day:http://mncogi.blogspot.com/ is upon us March 16, sponsored by the Minnesota Council on Government information (MN-COGI):http://www.mncogi.org/. You’d think this would not be a necessary day, but government at all levels, remains hell-bent on classifying or labeling as private or secret or confidential much of the information that should be made public.

Record-breaking foreclosures continue apace across the country – and in Minnesota, but, despite laws designed to help tenants avoid premature eviction, renters are getting taken for a ride by banks and realtors who want them out of their homes and units so the properties can be turned over for a profit much sooner than the law allows.

From all indications, we can’t take the need for an accurate count of all our state’s residents too seriously. At stake could be the millions of federal dollars and, ultimately, the strength of our representation in Washington DC.

First Person Radio will celebrate Indian Month in Minnesota with 24 hours of continuous Indian programming on Wednesday, May 27th. Tune in any time during the 24 hours for interesting, enlightening, and informative programming on KFAI Fresh Air Radio.

Charlie Thayer will be on board to bring you his new selections in music (this is for you night owls who like to listen to radio from midnight to 3 am).

First Person Radio will feature the South High School student selected for the White House Conference and give a hats off to Rory Taylor who won a prestigious national youth award and who will also be at the White House Conference.

On May 27th, KFAI celebrated American Indian Month in Minnesota with its third edition of Turtle Island Voices Rising – 24 hours of Indigenous/Native American programming.

Midnight-3 am — Charlie Thayer will be on board to bring you his new selections in music.

3-6 am — Roy Taylor brings you his special mix of music, musings, and news.

Higher Brain Living is a proven, gentle-touch technique that creates a surge of energy to the pre-frontal cortex, also known as the higher brain.
The higher brain is the area responsible for the experience of joy, insight, problem-solving, clarity and confidence.

Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

In this, our last of three programs covering Twin Cities elections, journalists from around Minneapolis come together to talk about that city’s Mayoral, Ward, Park Board, and Board of Estimate and Taxation contests, which are the hottest or the most obscure, and who may or may not deserve much more scrutiny that local media are giving them two weeks away from the November 3rd election.

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