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On December 19th, a march was held in Minneapolis to honor more than 140 homeless people who died in 2013.
It was the 29th Annual Homeless Memorial March and Service, and it involved homeless people, their families and supporters.
KFAI’s Rico Morales was there and talked to many of the participants, including Jeff, who explained what brought him to the event …

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington
where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic “I Have a Dream”
speech. The March is widely credited for helping to pass the Civil Rights
Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Among the 250,000
people who marched for jobs and freedom were 58 Minnesotans.
Three members of the Minnesota contingent recently came to KFAI
to share their memories with producer Susan Gray and intern Ahmad
Aly. Yesterday we learned that after landing in Washington the group
met with Senator Hubert Humphrey and other elected officials from
Minnesota at a church. Here is part two of the conversation with
Dr. Josie Johnson, Rev. Rollie Robinson and Mr. Max Fallek

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.  The March is widely credited for helping to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.   Among the 250,000 people who marched for jobs and freedom were 58 Minnesotans.

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Marian Wright Edelman says “we don’t have a money problem in the United States, we have a values and priorities problem”.
She was the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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Former Hennepin County Commissiner and current head of the Minneapolis Downtown Council Mark Stenglein talks with KFAI’s Terry Carter.

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Former State Senator Mary Jo McGuire talked about the issues at play in her bid for a seat on the Ramsey County Board.

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The annual May Day Parade and Festival in Minneapolis needs financial support. Heart of The Beast Puppet and Mask Theater Executive Director Loren Neimi came to KFAI to talk about the problem and some possible solutions.

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As winter lingers into early April in the Twin Cities, the annual May Day Parade and festival in Minneapolis feels very far away.
But the calendar tells a different story. On April 5th, a series of workshops will begin to literally shape the parade.
Staff artists at the theater will use storyboards to guide volunteers in the creation of parade floats and features.
The workshops are free and open to everyone, Saturday mornings and afternoons.
Workshops are also held on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

And a big kickoff and fundraiser called “Plant the Seeds” is scheduled to support the parade, featuring food, music and art making activities.
You can find out more about all the May Day Preparation activities at HOBT dot org.

Sandy Speiler is the Artistic Director for In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. She told KFAI’s Rico Morales that everyone is invited to help make this year’s parade happen.

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Merrill Anderson has run a public relations business and a driving school. He ran for the state legislature and the city council in Minneapolis back in the ‘60’s, and now in his 70’s, has returned to politics.
Merrill Anderson talked with KFAI’s Cynthia Montana and told her why he wants to be mayor.

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