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With all the negative flap about the music industry’s portrayal of females in Hip-Hop music, some local females have put an empowering spin on the male-dominated skills of MC-ing and break dancing, as

Cyclone Sidr was a category 4 storm which landed on Bangladesh on November 15th, 2007. It was worst storm to hit the region in a decade.

The Presidential election has been called in favor of Barack Obama. John McCain recently concluded his concession speech, commenting on the historic nature of the election urging the nation to come together as Americans. Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech in Chicago moments ago, promising a new dawn of American leadership.

KFAI’s Christina Kolar spoke with Susan Mau Larson, the director of Lifesource Health professionals, about a program called “barbershop conversations” in which barbers in the African American community are trained on how to talk to customers about health issues such as healthy eating, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, stress and nutrition and organ and tissue donation.

A locally produced Arab-American television show recently celebrated its 10th anniversary on the air.

Story by Susan Gray
Photo by Monte Draper, Bemidji Pioneer Press

Rick Santorum is expected to fare poorly in Tuesday’s Florida Republican primary, but the former US Senator from Pennsylvania says the race for the nomination ‘is just starting’ and he intends to be in it ‘for the long term.” This is good news for Santorum’s political supporters, and also for the business climate i

The US House of Representatives approved an $819 billion dollar economic stimulus bill on January 12, 2009. The bill is similar to a stimulus package proposed by President Obama. The vote was 244 to 188, with most Republicans voting against the bill.

A new play looks at being in debt — over money AND love. KFAI’s Lydia Howell reviews Malachy Walsh’s new play Beyond the Owing, now playing at the Red Eye Theater in Minneapolis through July 26, 2009.

_This story aired on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. Howell’s complete interview with the play’s director, Genevieve Bennett, can be heard on the July 9, 2009, edition of Art Matters.

Mia Birk, a bike/walk activst, spoke in Minneapolis on how cyslist-pedestrian oriented development has transformed Portland, Oregon, and how Minneapolis could best utilize its $21.5 million federal gr

The city of Minneapolis is planning to make five new bicycle boulevards in the city next year, including 22nd Ave, Fillmore and 5th Streets in Northeast Minneapolis, 18th Avenue South, and Bryant Avenue South.

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