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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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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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Grace Lee Boggs is an Asian American social activist who focused her efforts on women and people of color for over seven decades. Grace is an author, philosopher, and feminist and is known for her decades of political activism.

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After a drawn out and confusing process that played out in the headlines earlier this year, the Minneapolis Schools hired a new superintendant.  Ed Graff took office in July and over the past few weeks, he has overseen the beginning of his first school year in the leadership position.  

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The Grand Marais Art Colony has been a destination for artists, students and instructors for more than 50 years. Tonight MinneCulture presents the second of a two-part documentary: Doing Art on the Corner of 3rd Avenue West and 2nd Street: Recollections of 50 years in the Grand Marais Art Colony Studio, produced for WTIP, North Shore Community Radio. WTIP is a member of Ampers.

Temple Grandin may be the most famous person in American with autism. 

Grandin is well known for her design of humane handling systems for cattle processing.  She consults with the meat industry and has been given awards by PETA,  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.  

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Economic indicators suggest that there is a long-awaited recovery underway in key areas around our region, including housing and employment.
Both government and private interests want the recovery to get stronger, but how best to make that happen is often at issue.
One of the less-well-known players in this effort is a nonprofit organization called “Greater MSP”. Mostly funded by private companies, Greater MSP works to create a regional economic development strategy, to focus on job retention and expansion, and to market our region around the world. Michael Langley is the founding CEO of Greater MSP. He talked with KFAI’s Ron Thums.

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