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Independent Producer and KFAI regular Todd Melby is on assignement for a year in the oil fields of North Dakota, following the changes that come from an economic boom that runs counter to the rest of the economy. He stopped by as part of KFAI’s new morning show to talk about some of the people he’s met so far.

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Ronald Buford is one of the local organizers of the “Million Father March”, an attempt to encourage men to be more involved in their children’s education.

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The Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors will do a makeover on a North Minneapolis home this weekend.

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KFAI’s Ahmed Wassie talks with KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh about the sudden death of Ethiopia’s longtime president.

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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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From calls to prayer… to reciting scripture… to church hymns… much of religious practice is centered around sound and the spoken word.
But people who can’t hear may feel cut off from fully accessing their religious communities.
The organization Global Deaf Muslim is trying to make it easier for Deaf members of the Twin Cities’ Muslim community to participate in religious activities.

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The Minnesota State Fair begins this Thursday.
For each of the past nine years the State Fair Foundation has produced a piece of original poster art to commemorate the fair – and this year’s artist is Joe Heffron.

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Summer is a difficult time for food shelves around Minnesota. Donations drop off as busy people take advantage of warm weather and vacation season.
But the needs of our least fortunate neighbors don’t go away just because everyone else is on holiday, so this week Minnesota Foodshare is writing checks to food shelves around the state to help them get through the summer.
Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer is the Director of Minnesota Foodshare. She talked with KFAI’s Michael Fischbein, who asked how much money is being distributed to food shelves, and where does it come from?

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A conversation with 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison about the November 6th contest against Republican Chris Fields.

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During the summer of 2012 students in KFAI’s Youth News Initiative program produced radio pieces about stories important to them. The topics ranged from stop and frisk policies in Minneapolis to a male perspective on abortion. Students produced their pieces with the help of YNI supervisors Dale Connelly and Emily Krumberger and their individual mentors.

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