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Mackenzie Jensen was on his way to work on a Friday afternoon last August when he fell victim to a random act of violence.  

A passenger in a white Bronco threw a chunk of cinder block at Jensen, hitting him in the face and causing multiple fractures. Recently, a group of family and friends joined in a ride of support through south Minneapolis.

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Interact challenges perceptions of disability with “Uniquenox”.

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This is International Education Week – an event built on recognition that people from all over the world come to the United States to learn and teach at our colleges and universities.

For example, about one dozen mid-career professionals come to the University of Minnesota Law School and Human Rights Center each year as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship program. During the 10 month program, the fellows attend conferences, take academic courses and do professional networking. Two of this year’s U of M fellows are Gilles Kassarate of Ivory Coast and Navaratne Marasinghe of Sri Lanka. They stopped by KFAI to share some information about their homelands and the gratitude they feel for the opportunities they’ve had. And they told Maggie Kane about their involvement with human rights issues at home and here in the U.S.

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International Women's Day 2016 was a great success. If you didn't get a chance to hear every programmed that aired over our 24 hour celebration, you can listen here! 

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Just in time for the lead-up to St. Patrick’s Day, the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul is presenting a daylong symposium on The Irish Family. The program features writers, scholars, therapists and a keynote address by Dr. Brigittine French on “Anthropologists Look at the Irish Family.”

Jim Rogers, Director of The Center for Irish Studies, stopped by KFAI’s Morning Blend and talked with Siobhan Kierans about Irish families through the ages.

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At this time of year we often pause to focus on the problems of hunger and poverty.  Years ago, the so-called “Green Revolution” increased agriculture production around the world, saving many lives. 

 

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Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman announced his decision not to charge the officers who shot and killed Jamar Clark in North Minneapolis. The incident, investigation, and community response has increased tension between the Minneapolis Police Dept. and some Minneapolis residents. K.C. Harrison attended the public meeting and Rico Morales attended the rally where hundreds of people gathered and marched in the streets to show their disappointment with officials and to support each other.

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This evening the annual Otto Silha Lecture at the University of Minnesota will feature James Goodale, author of a book called “Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles.” Goodale was in a good position to learn the inside story – he was vice chairman and general counsel of the New York Times during the Pentagon Papers litigation in 1971.
James Goodale visited KFAI and talked with Will Wright.

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Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO on Wednesday, March 23rd. Her guest is Janice LaFloe (Turtle Mountain, ND), founder and Primary Guide of the Montessori American Indian Childcare Center in St.
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Local musician and activist Jayanthi Kyle is always singing about something. From 4 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 7th, she'll be at The Lowry Cafe in North Minneapolis, teaching kids about the civil rights movement, human rights and social justice. She’ll teach the material by singing it. Jayanthi Kyle talked with KFAI's Paul Brohaugh on The Morning Blend.

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