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KFAI’s Jemma Brown talks with Andy Sturdevant, who writes a column called “The Stroll” for Minn Post.

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Join us at “KFAI ROCKS”, our post-pledge rock benefit concert. Some of the Twin Cities hardest and most legendary rockers are donating their time and talents to help us raise funds for the station. Performers include The Mighty Mofos, Curtiss A & Dark Click, Gini Dodds, the Oddfathers, and Fret Rattles. The party takes place Sunday, April 14th from 2:30-7:30 (doors open at 2:00) at The Amsterdam Bar & Hall in downtown St. Paul.

Always an entertaining performer, Curtiss A is…

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Edison High School Life Skills teacher Chris Pennington is campaigning to win ten thousand dollars. Thee prize is being awarded to The Most Innovative Teacher in America, through a contest called “The Great American Teach-Off”. Pennington has made it to the final round. It’s down to two educators Pennington and Everett Rodriguez, a music teacher at Liberty High School in Glen Daniel West Virginia.

All the voting is done online and there are 4 days left until a winner is declared. Chris Pennington joined Mike Fischbein and Flor Frey on KFAI’s Morning Blend.

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The Minneapolis Public School District is looking to its alumni for support.  The goal is to encourage a direct and personal kind of involvement with today's students and the district as a whole.   Towards that end, the nonprofit organization Achieve Minneapolis has established the Minneapolis Alumni Connection.   

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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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Representative Melissa Hortman is the House author of a bill to increase and stabilize transit funding in the Minnesota Legislature.

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Jim Tittle’s documentary, “The Price of Sand”, presents a story for Minnesotans currently debating the issue of mining of sand for fracking in the state.

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Outgoing Minnesota Republican Party Chair Pat Shortridge appeared on KFAI’s Morning Blend to talk about party’s assessment of the 2012 elections.

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This week on MinneCulture, live from Minnesota visits the Black Dog Coffee & Wine Bar in Lowertown St. Paul for When Poets Found Bass, a night of spoken word poetry presented by the Saint Paul Almanac. Featuring Saymoukda D. Vongsay, Fres Thao, Desdamona, Truthmaze and DJ Kool Akiem. Produced for KFAI by Daniel Zamzow. MinneCulture is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Greg Owen of the Wilder Foundation talks about the latest survey of the Twin Cities homeless population, and Mikkel Beckmen of St. Stephens Human Services discusses his appointment to head the City of Minneapolis Office to End Homelessness and the county’s Heading Home Hennepin program.

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