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Eyenga Bokamba has been appointed Director of Sprockets – a St. Paul collaboration between the city, the school district and a host of community organizations to provide summer and after-school programs for young people in the city.
Bokamba is an experienced educator who most recently was the Youth Programs Manager at Pillsbury House in Minneapolis. She has also worked as a teacher, spending thirteen years in the Hopkins district.
She talked with KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh, who asked why it’s important to support summertime and after-school programs.

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…or dub reggae? Or the post-punk, post-modern music found on "Modern Kicks?"

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Larry Englund, host of KFAI’s “Rhythm & Grooves” is presenting Brass Bash, a benefit concert for KFAI. The event takes place this coming Sunday, December 1st. It’s an early show; starts at 6:30 pm. Please help spread the word and invite all your friends. All proceeds benefit KFAI.

KFAI’s Brass Bash is a celebration of brass instruments, as three groups take the Hall stage at Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown Saint Paul.

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Famed rapper Brother Ali talks with KFAI’s Jemma Brown about his plans for giving a keynote address at the upcoming Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College on March 9th.

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“Built Right in Da Hood: Character, Conversation with Bobby Seale, Co-Founder of the Black Panther Party” Host: Lennie Chism

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EJ Ajax, co-owner and vice president of EJ Ajax and Sons. He’s a third generation metal-former and leads a company founded by his grandfather in 1945.

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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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Cam Winton is one of the 35 candidates for Mayor of Minneapolis. Like all the candidates, when Winton filed for office, he was allowed to choose three words to appear on the ballot alongside his name. For Winton, those words are Independent, Responsible, and Inclusive. He told KFAI’s Janis Lane-Ewart why he chose those words.

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On Capitol Conversations this week, Marty Owings talked with two members of the state legislature – DFL'er Senator Jeff Hayden representing South Minneapolis, and Republican Represenative Tony Cornish, representing the area south of Mankato.   Hayden and Cornish talked about gun control, the state budget and minimum wage proposals.  

You can see the video here, and listen to the audio below.     

 

 

 

 

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Marty Owings and Paul Gardner talk with House Majority leader Erin Muprhy and Senate Minority Leader David Hann.

Marty will talk with Morning Blend hosts Flor Frey and Mike Fischbein at 7:40 am on Wednesday, February 6.

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