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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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The KFAI show Jet Set Planet and host Glen Leslie were profiled in the Star Tribune by writer Kim Ode. 

Read the article while you listen to the most recent show.

 

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Listen in to Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on First Person Radio at 9 am: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 as they talk with Indigenous Language Experts Jewell Arcoren (Sisseton Wahpeton) and Hope Flanagan (Ojibwe/Seneca). They will talk about their work to bring the Dakota and Ojibwe languages to the youngest learners (ages 16 months to 5 years) in the Wicoie Nandagidendan program in Minneapolis.  

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Thirty five people are running for Mayor of Minneapolis this fall. That’s a crowded field – the largest in the city’s history. One person who was in the race early on but dropped out is Jim Thomas, a special education teacher in the Minneapolis School District. He was a first-time candidate for political office. Running as a DFL’er, Thomas played a role in the city convention earlier this summer that left the mayoral race without an endorsed candidate.
Jim Thomas talked about his brief political career with KFAI’s Zan Holston.

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Joe Horse Capture, Associate Curator of Native American Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, talks with KFAI’s Laura Waterman Wittstock about culture, curators and shoes.

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