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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday July 6, 2016 as they talk with Gary Fife, Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, and of Cherokee heritage.He was the first ED of MIGIZI Communications in Minneapolis, following a career in Washington D.C. as a reporter, photographer, staff analyst, and legislative analyst.
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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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Generation Next is a concerted effort to narrow the achievement gap between white students and children of color and lower income households in our schools.

The effort represents a partnership that brings together leaders from public, non-profit and private stakeholders like the Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools, the University of Minnesota, Target, 3M, and the United Way.

Michael Goar is executive director of Generation Next.  He visited KFAI to talk with Dale Connelly and Paul Brohaugh on The Morning Blend.

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Last week, a Minnesota resident was awarded one of this year’s Macarthur Fellowships, otherwise known as “Genius Grants.” 

The winner is William Mitchell College of Law professor Sarah Deer, who drew the attention of the Foundation for her work pursuing justice for native women by expanding the powers of tribal governments.

Professor Deer is a member of Oklahoma’s Muscogee tribe. 

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George Bonga was a singular character in Minnesota history: a black and Ojibwe fur trader in the 1800s, Bonga navigated Native and European channels in frontier Minnesota. Playwright Carlyle Brown spoke with Xan Holston on the Monday Morning Blend about his play "Geroge Bonga: Black Voyageur" which opens Friday February 5 at the History Theatre in St. Paul. More information here.

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Germaine Gemberling Live at Lee’s

Germaine Gemberling is a singer-songwriter born and raised in St. Paul. She began studying music a child, and grew up on in the midst of the indie-rock explosion that brought us the Replacements, Husker Du, Jayhawks and Soul Asylum. She fronted her first band at 17—the all-girl punk band SMUT—who signed to Spanish Fly/Twin-Tone Records in 1992. A few years later Germaine left the Twin Cities for the beauty and solitude of northern Minnesota. She performs with her folk-rock band, Junkboat, as well as acoustically and with Rich Mattson and Ol’ Yeller. Her most recent release, Generator, was recorded at Sparta Sound in 2013.

She performed recently at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis. This program was recorded and edited for MinneCulture by Tom Garneau. It airs Wed, Nov 6 from 7:30-8pm. MinneCulture is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Adrian Mack of the Minneapolis Public Schools answers questions about getting your G.E.D. (General Educational Development) certificate.

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The Concourse King of MSP from nancy rosenbaum on Vimeo.

Hear Nancy Rosenbaum's complete KFAI story below.

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Friday, April 19, two talented vocalists from different corners of the music world visit the Fubar Omniverse (10 AM-Noon).

KFAI wishes to thank Anchor Fish & Chips for generously donating two $50.00 gift certificates to two lucky donors who make a tax-deductible contribution by the end of today! Join or renew your membership on-line to be entered into the drawing to win!

We're excited to share some of the neat happenings member support helped make possible in 2014: 


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