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On Monday, January 19th, the United Negro College Fund and General Mills collaborated to present the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  This massive celebration has become a Twin Cities tradition.  

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Obama Administration Calls for Rules Changes

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Story by Charlie Rudoy

Chris Fields is a different sort of Republican.

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A group of singers connected to the National Lutheran Choir wants to start a month-long Fringe Festival-like event built around singing, called The Northern Voice Festival.

They’re seeking proposals for Voice events that would be included in the festival from April 10 to May 10. The deadline for proposals is December 22.

Northern Voice executive producer Randall Davidson talked with KFAI’s Ryan Dawes during Tuesday's Morning Blend.

 

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The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis has brought Greg Bank’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic children’s story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to life in a spare but resonant production. Ansa Akyea plays multiple roles, most notably the escaped slave Jim. And Victor Zupanc appears on stage throughout as one of two musicians who participate in, and accompany, the action. They talked with KFAI’s Brenda Bell Brown about the the complexity and power of this simple story.

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Toki Wright and Miss Britt of the KFAI program Soul Tools Radio did a special show on Friday, July 8, reflecting on current events.  Click here to listen.  

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Minneapolis will elect a city council this fall.  This time around, some of the incumbents have faced strong challenges from newcomers.  In the city’s sixth ward, Abdi Warsame took the DFL endorsement from sitting council member Robert Lilligren, who has said he will still run for the office.

Abdi Warsame talked with KFAI’s Lennie Chism about why he is running for City Council.

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