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Each week, KFAI’s Cinema Shanty considers a current film that will screen in the Twin Cities. Join Peter Schilling and Kathie Smith as they discuss the most engaging and provocative cinema being produced today.

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Each week, KFAI’s Cinema Shanty considers a current film that will screen in the Twin Cities. Join Peter Schilling and Kathie Smith as they discuss the most engaging and provocative cinema being produced today.
This week, Kathie and guest host John Moret talk about Tim’s Vermeer, a documentary about the techniques that may have been used by the Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer to make his work appear so realistic.

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Each week, KFAI’s Cinema Shanty considers a current film that will screen in the Twin Cities. Join Peter Schilling and Kathie Smith as they discuss the most engaging and provocative cinema being produced today.

This week, Kathie and guest host John Moret talk about their favorite films of 2013.

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This week MinneCulture presents an audio documentary by producers Andy Driscoll and Tom O’Connell about Circle of the Witch. COTW was a nonprofit theater company that formed in 1973. For five years it functioned as a political performance group, exploring the relationship between theater and feminism. Tune in from 7:30-8pm on Mon, Aug 26, and Wed, Aug 28. To read more about COTW, visit the Minnesota Historical Society.

Tonight at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis, the Eden Prairie based Real Estate company Re/Max, along with Bell Mortgage, are sponsoring a City and Neighborhood Film Festival.
This annual festival is in its fourth year and is the result of a competition among visual artists to create short films about a neighborhood where they live or come from. Entries were submitted during the month of October and fifteen finalists were chosen.
There’s a six thousand dollar prize for the winner.
Ed Dillon is the film festival coordinator for Re/Max, and Kao Choua Vue is one of the filmmakers who worked with young people to get a couple of projects into the competition.

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The City of Lakes Chorus has been dazzling audiences in the Minneapolis / St.

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In a big city like Minneapolis where different cultural groups can be isolated in specific neighborhoods, it takes extra effort to break down the boundaries that separate people.
A nonprofit group called City Stay is doing exactly that.
The organization offers workshops and seminars and a summer program to help people learn about one another. Participants from age 14 and up can join one or two week programs designed to de-mystify how others live.
Julie Knopp is the executive director of City Stay. She talked with KFAI’s Yvette Howie, who asked why the idea of City Stay is important.

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There are a lot of great programs that give young people the chance to gain new experiences by traveling overseas.  But you don’t have to go far to find out what it’s like to live in different cultural surroundings.   There are many families living right here in Minnesota who come from backgrounds that are unfamiliar to those in the majority in the Twin Cities.

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Efforts to craft a global accord to combat climate change have stumbled with the U.N. COP 21 summit now extended by a day to overcome stubborn divisions.

Minnesotans and Minnesota-based organizations are among the participants and observers in Paris.

 

Janet Brown, of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, spoke with KFAI's Rico Morales on the Friday Morning Blend.

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On September 21st, New York City will host a “People’s Climate March” – a major demonstration of support for action on a global scale to respond to climate change.

The event will coincide with a U.N. sponsored meeting of world leaders to talk about climate policy.  Organizers hope it will be the largest climate march – ever.

Local groups working on this event are the Minnesota chapter of 350 dot org and Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light.

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