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Minneapolis is home to a number of organizations that focus their work on promoting racial equity in the city. Recently, they combined their efforts under the name “OUR MINNEAPOLIS” to announce their intention to issue “report cards”. These regular reports are intended to evaluate the city, the schools and the parks district on the topic of racial equity.  KFAI's Rico Morales has a report. 

 

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Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher has written a play named “Faith,” based on an obscure work by the famous English novelist Charles Dickens. The play will get a staged reading a the Music Box Theater in Minneapolis, featuring Dickens’ great-great-grandson, Gerald.

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On October 31st, supporting Minnesota United supports KFAI! Minnesota United is generously donating 50% of ticket revenue from all ticket sales using the promo code “KFAI” for Halloween’s game against the San Antonio Scorpions. Using the promo code will also waive the standard $3 ticketing fee. Treat yourself to a unique Halloween experience, and feel good about it!

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Do-it-yourself is all the rage, and we suspect many of you have projects going around your home and community. What about soil decontamination? Can you do this yourself? What is actually in our urban soils? Nance Klehm is with The Ground Rules in Chicago; Nance will be in town September 18th and 19th leading a workshop on how to repair and even heal the soil that has been used and abused.

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“Every minute, our brain cells are bathing in the nutrients—or toxins—we take in through food,” says Dr. Neil Barnard. “Just as we put money in a retirement account to ensure a secure future, we can put foods on our plates today to help keep the brain in high gear well into the future.” Important Health Notes conversation with Dr. Neil Barnard about securing our brain health throughout our lives.

Health Notes Airs Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM

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Much has been made of the use of new media as an element in the revolutionary activism that is part of the Arab Spring.  

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IN Equality is a St Paul community organizing group focused on the transformation of the criminal justice system.

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Brenda Bell Brown interviews St. Paul based musician Herman Jones on KFAI’s Morning Blend.

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Next week, an “epic aerial musical” will take flight in the Twin Cities.  “Herocycle” is a play that’s set in the psyche of Evel Kneivel as he prepares to take his last epic jump – described as a passage from this world into the next. 

Eric Hoover is credited as producer and with helping to conceive the play.  He appears in it as Robert Kneivel. co starring with another actor pottraying the daredevil, Evel. 

Hoover talked with Paul Brohaugh on KFAI's Morning Blend.  

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This coming Sunday at 10:30 am, Plymouth Congregational Church in South Minneapolis will present a unique worship service – one built around the musical and spoken word art form of hip hop. Plymouth’s Senior Minister James Gertmenian hopes bringing together a rapper, a band and a youth choir will strengthen the spirituality of those who attend, even while he recognizes that some parishioners may not immediately see the connection between hip hop and heaven.

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