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  • 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.

  • Our body represents to the world your history and the emotion you carry inside. Kinshasha talked with Loa Blasucci about her powerful new book, All Health’s Breaking Loose. This Book is about you and the body you want to have. Loa has great respect for the depth of what the human body can endure and the powerful healing machine that it is. She sees the beauty inside you, and wants you to see it, too. This important conversation will Loa motivate you with groundbreaking information on food and fitness. All Health’s Breaking Loose contains the riches of Loa’s 30 years of experience in the beauty and fitness industry. She made her mark in Hollywood as one of the top makeup artists in the business, making our beloved celebrities look their best in fashion magazines, television, and on the silver screen. Bob Hope, Eugene Levy, Hugh Grant, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Raquel Welch, James Caan, Courteney Cox, Mathew McConaughey, and Christopher Guest – a galaxy of stars have shone brightly because of Loa’s touch
    Health Notes Airs on Monday evenings – 6:30-7:30pm

  • Tune into MinneCulture on Wednesday, April 24, at 7:30pm to hear a captivating audio documentary by Susan Gray. Second Chances: The Story of Fergus Falls State Hospital explores the history of a Minnesota landmark, and why a place on the National Register of Historic Places may not save it from demolition.

    In the late 19th century, insane asylums were built across the country in response to a national outcry over the treatment of the mentally ill. More than 75 asylums were designed using Dr. Thomas Kirkbride’s Moral Treatment Plan, which claimed that mental ailments could be alleviated with beautiful architecture and serene landscaping. The former State Hospital in Fergus Falls is one of the few remaining intact Kirbride hospitals in the country. Re-named the Regional Treatment Center in 1985, the building is destined for the wrecking ball if a developer is not soon found. KFAI producer Susan Gray spoke with preservation supporters to learn about the building’s historical significance to Fergus Falls, and the treatment of people with mental illness.

  • Leonard Mlodinow, the best-selling author gives us a startling and eye-opening examination of how the unconscious mind shapes our experience of the world and how, for instance, we often misperceive our relationships with family, friends, and business associates, misunderstand the reasons for our investment decisions, and misremember important events.

    Your preference in politicians, the amount you tip your waiter—all judgments and perceptions reflect the workings of our mind on two levels: the conscious, of which we are aware, and the unconscious, which is hidden from us. The latter has long been the subject of speculation, but over the past two decades researchers have developed remarkable new tools for probing the hidden, or subliminal, workings of the mind. The result of this explosion of research is a new science of the unconscious and a sea change in our understanding of how the subliminal mind affects the way we live.
    Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • Haylie Pomroy has helped thousands of clients lose weight – utilizing the healing power of real, whole food. Hailed as “the metabolism guru,” Haylie reminds us that food is not the enemy, it’s medicine needed to rev-up your sluggish, broken-down metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning furnace

  • Indecency, inquisition & communists come to the surface in a night of queer theater. Hosts Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit talk with guests from Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Teatro del Pueblo and Theater Now.

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