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The City of Minneapolis is looking for get-out-the-vote and voter education help from people who like to make short videos. Anissa Hollinshead and Rebecca Nguyen are with the City Clerk’s office. They stopped by KFAI and talked to Paul Brohaugh about the effort to inspire voters for the November 5th election.

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Travel around St Paul and you’ll notice that some of the streets have two names—one that appears on maps, and a second, co-street name that honors an individual. Katie McWatt Avenue, Raskas Road, William Mahoney Street—these caught the eye of KFAI producer Bobbie Scott.

Tune into MinneCulture tonight at 7:30pm to hear some of the stories behind the street names; from an African-American woman and civil rights activist, to a local rabbi involved with national issues, to a labor activist who became the mayor of St Paul during the Depression.

MinneCulture is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Andy Sturdevant is a local artist and writer who has long been fascinated by the latticework of alleys crisscrossing Minneapolis. He has put together an exhibit called “Alley Atlas,” which will open later this month at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

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Natalie Warren is part of an 11 person expedition paddling the length of the Mississippi River. We check in with her on Wednesday mornings on The Morning Blend. She and her crew expect to arrive in New Orleans in late November or early December.
You can follow the trip online at Paddle 4 ward dot com.

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Gregg Iverson describes himself as a retired MN DOT employee who has been in public service his entire life. He served in Viet Nam and taught school. He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly, who asked Iverson why he wants to be Mayor of Minneapolis.

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Jeffrey Wagner has created a stir with a You Tube video that depicts him walking out of a Minneapolis lake to challenge the status quo.
Wagner stopped by the KFAI studios and talked to Aaron Westendorp, who asked the candidate why he wants to be mayor.

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The Cedar Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis has seen more than a few national and international journalists this week – all of them drawn to the area to explore any possible connections between the terrorist attack in Kenya and the local Somali community.
Representatives from Ka Joog, a local non-profit dedicated to the enrichment of Somali youth, gathered at the Southern Theater to discuss their work, and to address concerns about potential recruitment of young people by extremist groups.
KFAI’s Maggie Kane was there, and has a report.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
Voters will have a wide range of choices, with 35 names appearing on the ballot.
KFAI has extended an invitation to all of the candidates, and several have accepted the offer to be interviewed.
One of them is Christopher Robin Zimmerman.

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Minneapolis will elect a new mayor this coming Fall.
Voters will have a wide range of choices, with 35 names appearing on the ballot. KFAI has extended an invitation to all of the candidates, and several have accepted the offer to be interviewed.
One of the candidates goes by the name Captain Jack Sparrow. He talked with KFAI’s Dale Connelly, who asked if the name connected with a fictional pirate is actually his legal name.

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KFAI’s Mike Fischbein has been talking with experienced canoeist Natalie Warren on the Morning Blend. Warren has organized an ambitious trip, paddling down the Mississippi River. She and ten others began their trip at Lake Bemidji State Park. One week into the journey, Natalie shared her experiences with Mike and the crew of The Morning Blend.

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