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Former Hennepin County Commissiner and current head of the Minneapolis Downtown Council Mark Stenglein talks with KFAI’s Terry Carter.

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Former State Senator Mary Jo McGuire talked about the issues at play in her bid for a seat on the Ramsey County Board.

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Mary Turck is a Twin Cities based journalist who writes the News Day blog.   She stops by KFAI regularly to talk about current events with Mike Fischbein on the Morning Blend.  On Wednesday, January 21, their conversation touched on recent protests staged by the group Black Lives Matter, and President Obama's State of the Union Speech 

 

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Morning Blend Contributor Mary Turck is a Twin Cities based journalist who writes the News Day blog.  She has written a series of articles to help guide us through Open Enrollment Season.  

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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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On May 1st, dozens of immigrant rights organizations, unions and social justice groups organized an International Worker's Day March from Lake Street to the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.

Along the way, they were joined by students who staged a school walkout.  

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As winter lingers into early April in the Twin Cities, the annual May Day Parade and festival in Minneapolis feels very far away.
But the calendar tells a different story. On April 5th, a series of workshops will begin to literally shape the parade.
Staff artists at the theater will use storyboards to guide volunteers in the creation of parade floats and features.
The workshops are free and open to everyone, Saturday mornings and afternoons.
Workshops are also held on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

And a big kickoff and fundraiser called “Plant the Seeds” is scheduled to support the parade, featuring food, music and art making activities.
You can find out more about all the May Day Preparation activities at HOBT dot org.

Sandy Speiler is the Artistic Director for In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. She told KFAI’s Rico Morales that everyone is invited to help make this year’s parade happen.

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