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The Grand Marais Art Colony has been a destination for artists, students and instructors for more than 50 years. Tonight MinneCulture presents the second of a two-part documentary: Doing Art on the Corner of 3rd Avenue West and 2nd Street: Recollections of 50 years in the Grand Marais Art Colony Studio, produced for WTIP, North Shore Community Radio. WTIP is a member of Ampers.

Temple Grandin may be the most famous person in American with autism. 

Grandin is well known for her design of humane handling systems for cattle processing.  She consults with the meat industry and has been given awards by PETA,  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  

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Economic indicators suggest that there is a long-awaited recovery underway in key areas around our region, including housing and employment.
Both government and private interests want the recovery to get stronger, but how best to make that happen is often at issue.
One of the less-well-known players in this effort is a nonprofit organization called “Greater MSP”. Mostly funded by private companies, Greater MSP works to create a regional economic development strategy, to focus on job retention and expansion, and to market our region around the world. Michael Langley is the founding CEO of Greater MSP. He talked with KFAI’s Ron Thums.

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A group of Minneapolis environmental activists, concerned residents, and lawyers gathered at the Hennepin County Government Center to unveil a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis and the Federal Transit Administration.

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Amy Fields and Joe Bove are board members with the North East Investment Cooperative.
They’re organizing a development cooperative to fund projects along Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis. They talked with KFAI’s Bob Hines.

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Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher has written a play named “Faith,” based on an obscure work by the famous English novelist Charles Dickens. The play will get a staged reading a the Music Box Theater in Minneapolis, featuring Dickens’ great-great-grandson, Gerald.

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“Every minute, our brain cells are bathing in the nutrients—or toxins—we take in through food,” says Dr. Neil Barnard. “Just as we put money in a retirement account to ensure a secure future, we can put foods on our plates today to help keep the brain in high gear well into the future.” Important Health Notes conversation with Dr. Neil Barnard about securing our brain health throughout our lives.

Health Notes Airs Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

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Much has been made of the use of new media as an element in the revolutionary activism that is part of the Arab Spring.  

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Brenda Bell Brown interviews St. Paul based musician Herman Jones on KFAI’s Morning Blend.

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Next week, an “epic aerial musical” will take flight in the Twin Cities.  “Herocycle” is a play that’s set in the psyche of Evel Kneivel as he prepares to take his last epic jump – described as a passage from this world into the next. 

Eric Hoover is credited as producer and with helping to conceive the play.  He appears in it as Robert Kneivel. co starring with another actor pottraying the daredevil, Evel. 

Hoover talked with Paul Brohaugh on KFAI's Morning Blend.  

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