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With an eye to helping Twin Citians better understand the issues confronting their communities and institutions daily – and encouraging them to engage those issues, KFAI announces the debut of Trut

In October 1957, American poet Allen Ginsberg was hanging out in Amsterdam jazz cafes. At the same time in San Francisco, a Federal Court judge ruled that his poem Howl was not obscene.

The Vietnam War and related political upheavals caused devastation throughout Southeast Asia. Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Laotian families often had no choice but to seek a new life in America.

To hear the best radio documentaries and quirky audio shorts, add the Listening Lounge:node/72 to your short list of must-hear radio. Hosted by Todd Melby, the Lounge now airs at 7 p.m. on Mondays.

Fresh Fruit, the longest running LGBT radio show in the country, will move to its new time (Thursday, 7:30-8:30pm) starting Thursday, July 5th.

If you like the action, adventure and passion of the James Bond, Mission Impossible and Bourne Identity films then you don’t want to miss out on a conversation with award winning novelist Barry Eisler

Join KFAI at the Twin Cities GLBT Pride Parade on Sunday, June 24th starting at 11AM.

After more than two decadas Centro Informa:node/76 will be broadcasting its final programa on June 27. The programa will be un tributo to Ruben Blades, the artista that influenced me the most.

Listen to Write On Radio:node/36 this Thursday, June 21st for an interview with author Susan Straight, a regular commentator on NPR, author of five previous novels and finalist for the National Book

Young people tend to get a pretty raw deal in the mainstream media. It’s one of the reasons why the web is so attractive to teenagers and children. So says the BBC.

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