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Dixie Treichel & John Townsend invite a barrage of people to plug their fringe show. Each person gets 5 minutes and then it’s on to the next. It’s Crazy, Kooky and Queer! This year the Minnesota Fringe Celebrates 20 years.

Utilizing in-depth research and analysis, this volume debunks the quick fixes and simplistic explanations of Dr. Phil McGraw. While he’s watched and revered by millions, no critique exists for his daytime advice—and like much of “pop psychology,” his counsel is often ineffective, leaving people feeling like failures and that something is wrong with them. Readers will easily identify with the guests and stories from actual Dr. Phil episodes, on topics ranging from anger, sex, addictions, and dieting to domestic violence, race, and gender. A powerful, love-based alternative psychology is then offered, basing itself on the belief that there is profound meaning in people’s struggles. Story after story shows how people’s difficulties are seeds of their unique beauty, power, and intelligence, elevating rather than diminishing their esteem. The insight and compassion for people’s humanity provided here cuts through the easy soundbites and will leave people feeling a genuine love for who they really are.

This year is the 30th anniversary of Rondo Days,  the community celebration to remember the area surrounding Rondo Avenue, a mostly African American St. Paul neighborhood that was obliterated by the construction if Interstate 94 in the 1960’s. As part of this year’s observance, there will be a dedication in the renovated Union Depot in Downtown St. Paul.  A gathering space on the depot’s second floor will be named in honor of the Red Caps – Porters who worked at the station when train travel was the dominant mode of transport.  Many of the Red Caps were pillars of the Rondo Community.

Debbie Ford,Deepak Chopra and Marianne Williamson — New York Times bestselling authors and internationally acclaimed teachers — have joined together to share their knowledge on one of the most crucial obstacles to happiness we face—the shadow. These three luminaries, each with a signature approach, bring to light the parts of ourselves we deny but that still direct our life. For it is only when we embrace our shadow that we discover the gifts of our authentic nature.

The shadow exists within all of us. It is a part of us and yet we spend most of our life running from it. But far from being scary, our dark side holds the promise of a better, more fulfilling life. Our shadow makes itself known every day. It is the reason we get furious over a friend showing up ten minutes late, yell at our parents or kids when they have done nothing wrong, and sabotage our own success at the worst possible time. Until we are able to embrace our dualistic nature, we will continue to hurt ourselves and those closest to us and fall short of our potential

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

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What mood are you in right now? Maybe you’re relieved that summer is finally here, or frustrated because instead of enjoying it, you’re sitting in a cold office with the air conditioning blowing in your face. Whatever you’re feeling, Minneapolis shares your pain, or your joy. A new public art piece that taps into the emotions of the city went up on display on June 13th at the Plaza of the Minneapolis Convention Center.

KFAI's Peggah Navab was there.  

What Do Women Want? Adventures in the Science of Female Desire, critically acclaimed journalist Daniel Bergne disseminates the latest scientific research and paints an unprecedented portrait of female lust: the triggers, the fantasies, the mind-body connection (and disconnection), the reasons behind the loss of libido, and, most revelatory, that this loss is not inevitable.

Are women actually the less monogamous gender? Do women really crave intimacy and emotional connection? Are women more disposed to sex with strangers and multiple pairings than either science or society have ever let on? And is “the fairer sex” actually more sexually aggressive and anarchic than men?

While debunking the myths popularized by evolutionary psychology, Bergner also talks at the future of female sexuality. Pharmaceutical companies are pouring billions of dollars to develop a “Viagra” for women. But will it ever be released? Or are we not yet ready for a world in which women can become aroused at the simple popping of a pill?

Join Hosts Dixie Treichel & John Townsend for our Pride Month Special as Fresh Fruit Celebrates Pride & 35 years on KFAI

Most of us, says Susan Lieberman, believe we will die—we just don’t expect it to happen in our lifetimes. This conversation invites us to consider what steps we can take while we are healthy to avoid stress and anxiety, both for ourselves and those we love, when life approaches its end.

Admitting to the reality of death, at least long enough to be aware of the different ways we can deal with dying, turns out to be good for our health. This important conversation is one you will not want to miss, now available in the archives at KFAI.org.

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As a former stripper, Erika Lyremark has seen it all: disrespectful club managers, cutthroat dancers, and a never-ending supply of sleazeballs. Don’t even mention the long hours in six-inch stilettos. Yet beneath the stigma of this enigmatic industry, Erika uncovered the secrets of success: Remove the safety net and embrace risk—victory will be yours. Ask for the dance, and an influx of new business will follow. Say yes to yourself, and you’ll inspire those around you to help your business grow.

Whether your goal is to build your business, increase your sales, or carry out your Red Carpet Dreams, Think Like A Stripper delivers the lessons you need to thrive as an entrepreneur, and the advice you’d never (ever, ever) learn in business school

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

Tonight’s show will include audio interviews from the Capitol about the same sex marriage victory, the Out Twin Cities Film Festival, the Uganda anti-gay situation and Pride in East Central MN.

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