Two Live Interviews: Meet the Face of Change Photo Exhibit; Minneapolis Urban League offers free HIV tests

Meet the Face of Change Photo Exhibit

Meet the Face of Change is a traveling photo exhibit by photographer Rick Smola honoring people who have positively embraced change in their lives as a result of living with type 2 diabetes. The exhibit was at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival, June 16-29, 2008. The exhibit's goal is to encourage people living with type 2 diabetes to make changes that will improve their health and quality of life, while educating the public about the challenges and triumphs of living with the disease. Dr. Fred Lewis and Shirlesia Hawkins-Dembley joined the KFAI news team by phone in a live interview. Lewis is a physician in the local area and Hawkins-Dembley is a Meet the Face of Change participant residing in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Urban League offers free HIV tests

The Minneapolis Urban League observed National HIV Testing Day, Friday, June 27, 2008, by offering free, rapid, confidential HIV testing. Recent statistics show that approximately 2,500 people in Minnesota are living with HIV, but the League estimates the number to be much higher. The League believes that people who know of their HIV status are better able to protect themselves and anyone they've had sexual relations with. Chris Hammes, Lisa Bryant, and Shanasha Whitson joined the KFAI news team in the studio for a live interview.

Both live interviews were aired on Thursday, June 26, 2008