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Paul Metsa has many guitars, wears many hats. He cut his musical teeth on Minneapolis’ West Bank in the early ’80s, and has taken his passion for music and activism on the road—a place he calls the “Blue Guitar Highway,” the title of his memoir published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2012.

I’m proud to announce the launch of KFAI’s redesigned website! I hope you’ll find the site to be aesthetic, user friendly and informative.

Our goal was to invite users to visit and return often to the site to learn about events, peruse the archives, listen live and become more engaged in station activities. We also wanted to encourage visitors to support the station by becoming a donor, a volunteer or an underwriter.

How wonderful life would be if you REALLY KNEW—without a doubt—that no one really dies. Think of how your life would change for the better if you were convinced that life is a totally safe and magnificent adventure amidst eternity. Consider how reassuring it would be if irrefutable evidence proved we each are indestructible spiritual beings having a temporary earthly experience. "Soul Proof" by Dr.

July is National Minority Mental Health Month 
 

Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised amid a vibrant, loving, and gossipy Iranian diaspora in the American heartland. When at eighteen, she began battling a severe physical illness, her community stepped up, filling her hospital rooms with roses, lilies, and hyacinths.

But when she attempted suicide and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there were no flowers. Despite several stays in psychiatric hospitals, bombarded with tranquilizers, mood-stabilizers, and antipsychotics, she was encouraged to keep her illness a secret—by both her family and an increasingly callous and indifferent medical establishment. Refusing to be ashamed, Moezzi became an outspoken advocate, determined to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and reclaim her life along the way.

Both an irreverent memoir and a rousing call to action, Haldol and Hyacinths is the moving story of a woman who refused to become torn across cultural and social lines. Moezzi reports from the front lines of the no-man’s land between sickness and sanity, and the Midwest and the Middle East. A powerful, funny, and poignant narrative told through a unique and fascinating cultural lens, Haldol and Hyacinthsis a tribute to the healing power of hope, humor, and acceptance.

Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

International Women’s Day Saturday, March 8, 2014

Celebrating 25 Years on KFAI

Inspiring Change

KFAI celebrates IWD with 24 hours of programming from Friday midnight March 8th to Saturday midnight March 9.

This day of special broadcasting provides opportunities for women’s and girls’ voices and issues to be heard on the airwaves. All of the shows are produced and hosted by women and girls from the Twin Cities. KFAI has been celebrating International Women’s Day since 1989!

International Women’s Day is a holiday recognized by the United Nations and is celebrated throughout the world on March 8. IWD encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way and for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

You can follow IWD 2014 Special Programming and archives at kfai.org/IWD2014
 

International Women’s Day Saturday, March 8, 2014

Celebrating 25 Years on KFAI

Inspiring Change

KFAI celebrates IWD with 24 hours of programming from Friday midnight March 8th to Saturday midnight March 9. (See full schedule below)

This day of special broadcasting provides opportunities for women’s and girls’ voices and issues to be heard on the airwaves. All of the shows are produced and hosted by women and girls from the Twin Cities. KFAI has been celebrating International Women’s Day since 1989!

International Women’s Day is a holiday recognized by the United Nations and is celebrated throughout the world on March 8. IWD encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere in every way and for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

You follow IWD 2014 Special Programming and archives at kfai.org/IWD2014

Tiempo Libre, the three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group, will be featured on KFAI's  Corazon Latino, Tuesday, January 7 – Noon – 2pm.

Jorge Gomez, musical director of Tiempo Libre, will talk with Corazon Latino host Eve MacLeash, bringing listeners up-to-date on the group's upcoming performance at The Dakota on Sunday, January 12th, in celebration of Cuba's musical heritage. 

This Thursday, Fernando Meza, Chair of the Percussion program at the University of Minnesota, comes to Encuentro to share with us in a journey around the world through an instrument that lives in many cultures: the marimba.  This instrument has a rich history and tradition in many countries, in and beyond Latin America, and, in some, it has even been declared as the national instrument.

 

Thank you to all who gave yesterday on Give to the Max day – we received $6,155 in donations through your generosity! Thank you also to those who continue to give today!

Unfortunately, Give to the Max's website crashed yesterday afternoon, bringing nonprofits around the state frustration and challenges during one of their most important fundraising opportunities of the year. We felt the impact, also.