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A recent article from the investigative journalism website  Pro Publica reveals some surprising things about political data collection here in Minnesota.   Records are kept showing whether you voted or not in each election, but no one knows HOW you voted, right? 

Not officially. 

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Friday November 23 at 10 AM, pour an extra cup of coffee, settle in, and join the Fubar Omniverse for a tribute to Twin Cities guitarist and singer Dave “Snaker” Ray. Guest host and longtime Dave Ray pal Molly will recognize the tenth anniversary of Dave’s passing by exploring his storied career, from the Blues, Rags, and Hollers of his early years to his fine string of recordings in the 90s and early aughts to unreleased moments from house parties gone by…

Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson says the people arrested at the “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America on Saturday will be prosecuted.

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From calls to prayer… to reciting scripture… to church hymns… much of religious practice is centered around sound and the spoken word.
But people who can’t hear may feel cut off from fully accessing their religious communities.
The organization Global Deaf Muslim is trying to make it easier for Deaf members of the Twin Cities’ Muslim community to participate in religious activities.

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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday July 26 at 9 am as she catches up on a previously planned program with Denise Nelson and Deanna Rae StandingCloud, with special guest Keith Secola. They will all be in the 4th Annual Owamni Falling Water Festival. this Saturday, July 29. The free family event celebration brings together indigineous culture with music, art, food, and exhibitor booths. Performers include Hoka Hey Drum Group, Bluedog, Frank Waln, and Keith Secola. 

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Univerisity of Minnesota professor Gary Muehlbauer was part of an international effort to sequence the genome for barley. He stopped by the KFAI studios to talk about why barley is important.

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Minneapolis native and former NBA player, Devean George, is giving the North side of his hometown a boost at the corner of Penn Avenue North and Golden Valley Road. 

A new neighborhood revitalization project called The Commons at Penn Avenue had its official groundbreaking earlier this week.

KFAI’s Rico Morales was there and he filed this report. 

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Tuesday night, April 16 will mark a beginning for the 2013 political process as precinct caucuses are held and candidates are considered for party endorsement.
In Minneapolis, six DFL’ers hope to get the party’s nod for the office of Mayor.
KFAI talked with each candidate on The Morning Blend.

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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 as they talk  Dick Bancroft, photographer and co-author of We Are Still Here: A Photographic History of the American Indian Movement (MN Historical Society Press 2013). Dick says of how he began his long career in photography: "My future wife Debbie Butler gave me a very good little 35mm camera called an Argus C3 for an engagement present in 1953.  It had a lens that was significantly better than anything I had been using and a flash attachment that required disposable bulbs that got only one use.
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The House of Hanson, a corner grocery store that has been a fixture in the Dinkytown section of Minneapolis for four generations, is closing to make way for a new housing and retail development.  The controversial development won approval from the Minneapolis City Council after first being denied by the council's planning committee.    

KFAI’s Peggah Navab has a report.  

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