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The latest draft of a major federal report says climate change is already affecting U.S. residents through heat waves, droughts and other weather events.  The third National Climate Assessment warns that temperatures could increase as much as 10 degrees by the end of this century if global carbon emissions keep soaring.

 

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Mihailo Temali is the founder and CEO of the Neighborhood Development Center. The organization just received an award from the Migration Policy Institute for helping immigrants and their families succeed in the U.S. economy. He talked with KFAI’s Paul Brohagh.

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Have you checked out the new variety of KFAI's Web Exclusive programming yet? JAZZED UP AND BONKERS is one of those shows. 

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Sue Aberholden of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness stops by KFAI to talk about various state and federal proposals to provide assistance to those with mental illness.

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Some people think it’s hard to learn Braille – the tactile reading method used by the blind.  Others note that the approach we take to teaching braille hasn’t changed in 100 years.

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Have you listened to JAZZED UP AND BONKERS yet? Its part of KFAI’s new Web Exclusive programming.

Ever since Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak announced he would not run for reelection, it has been a volatile race for mayor of Minneapolis. At least 10 candidates entered the contest. On Saturday, DFL activists gathered at the Minneapolis Convention Center to narrow the field by bestowing an endorsement on one candidate, but after thirteen hours of speeches, votes and political drama, the conference ended in a stalemate. KFAI’s Trisha Collopy and Sagirah Shahid were there, and they collaborated to file this report.

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Story by Bob Hines

Twelve months after a tornado struck North Minneapolis on May 22, 2011, we checked in with homeowner Jeff Tyson, who has had a year of progress and frustration as he tries to return his home to the condition it was in before the storm arrived.  Tyson talked with KFAI's Bob Hines on the Weekly News. 

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Central Avenue in North East Minneapolis is a bustling corridor lined with businesses that offer a wide variety of services and exotic foods.  There are also some empty storefronts and vacant buildings.    A group of people who live and work in the area are trying to change that through the formation of a cooperative focused on development.   Individuals buy into the co-op and their money is pooled to start projects.  Eighty one members are in the group so far, and last week the North East Investment Co-op announced that it has signed its first purchase agree

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Safia Ahmed is a Registered Nurse in Toronto. As a volunteer for the Twin Cities based American Refugee Committee, Ahmed has assisted in saving lives at a hospital in Mogadishu and has raised 70 thousand dollars to support the hospital’s maternity ward.
On a recent visit to Minnesota, Safia Ahmed told KFAI’s Kirk Mattson about her journey from her birthplace in Somalia, to India where she was educated as an accountant, to Canada and then eventually back to Somalia. The seeds of her homecoming were planted as she watched television coverage of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

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