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Summer is a difficult time for food shelves around Minnesota. Donations drop off as busy people take advantage of warm weather and vacation season.
But the needs of our least fortunate neighbors don’t go away just because everyone else is on holiday, so this week Minnesota Foodshare is writing checks to food shelves around the state to help them get through the summer.
Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer is the Director of Minnesota Foodshare. She talked with KFAI’s Michael Fischbein, who asked how much money is being distributed to food shelves, and where does it come from?

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From November 9th to the 18th,  the organization Spirit in The House will curate a collection of theater, film, visual art, and academic works on the topic of forgiveness at Concordia University in St. Paul.  A complicated subject, as the press release says, which is why we need art to address it.  Symposium organizer Dean Seal and writer and performer Ari Hoptman stopped by KFAI's Morning Blend to talk about the importance of forgiveness and the challenge of embracing it.  

 

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This weekend and next at Concordia College in St. Paul, the non-profit organization Spirit In The House is sponsoring Forgiveness 360. The idea is to draw on real experiences, science and the arts to look at forgiveness as a positive force in human lives. As part of the symposium, Storyteller Nancy Donoval will present her one-woman show “The Road to Shameless – A Survivor’s Tale of Date Rape and Recovery.” Donoval and event organizer Dean Seal of Spirit In The House stopped by KFAI and talked to Paul Brohaugh on The Morning Blend.

• Does forgiveness have a bad rap in popular culture?Dean Seal is here in the studio with

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Jim Tittle’s documentary, “The Price of Sand”, presents a story for Minnesotans currently debating the issue of mining of sand for fracking in the state.

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Small towns in southeastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin are the focus of intense attention from mining companies looking for silica sand.  The sand is used in the hydraulic fracturing process that frees oil and natural gas from rock formations in several places around the U.S., most notably Pennsylvania and North Dakota. 

Jim Tittle is a filmmaker and accidental fracking activist.  He’s working on a documentary called The Price of Sand.  Segments of his film were shown last month at the Flyway Film Festival in Stockholm Wisconsin near Lake Pepin. 

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Just before Christmas, a Hennepin County judge denied a request for a temporary restraining order against the $400 million “Downtown East” development near the future Minnesota Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. The challenge had been brought by two former mayoral candidates and a former City Council president. The suit questioned the way the project is being financed, and whether the city council has the right to establish a park as part of the development.
One of the plaintiffs in the case was former city council president Paul Ostrow. He talked about the decision with KFAI’s Ron Thums.

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Jeremiah Ellis joined the Gardening Matters team after years of working in public and non-profit administration. That work toward eliminating disparities in our community lead him toward food justice as an element of the social justice continuum. Upon completing Americorps service with senior citizens in Florida and theological studies in San Antonio, Jeremiah returned to his native Minnesota, where his family has lived for generations. He and his wife garden & compost at their St. Paul home. In his spare time Jeremiah takes on leadership roles with the St. Paul Area Council of Churches, the Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Board and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

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The organization “Community Action Against Racism” sponsored a meeting over the weekend to talk about how communities of color are covered in the media. The aim was to start a process for setting standards that news organizations can use as guidelines for equitable reporting.
KFAI was a co-sponsor of the event, along with the Main Street Project.
The keynote speaker was Lissa Jones , host of the program “Urban Agenda” on KMOJ-FM.
A segment of Jones’ speech was featured on KFAI’s Morning Blend.
Here’s the entire address.

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