General News

  • A global agreement regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program is currently under review by the U.S. Congress. An attempt to block the deal is expected to emerge in the Senate.

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  • Mildred Brunson has been a fixture at the Hallie Q. Brown Center in St. Paul for almost four decades.  Brunson directed youth programs and created a real sense of community among the many people whose lives she has touched.  At a recent retirement party, co-workers, former students and city officials praised her for a lifetime of nurturing children and building connections in the capital city. 

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  • As summer comes to a close, so does a season of celebration and festival.

    One distinctive and joyous party held in the Twin Cities metro area this summer was the twenty second annual Igbofest.  The Igbo people are mainly from southeast Nigeria and for the many West Africans who live in Minnesota, Igbofest is an annual highlight.  

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  • This Thursday through Saturday, Bedlam Theater in Lowertown St. Paul hosts three nights of dance performances for the seventh annual production of Rhythmically Speaking.  The events will feature national and local choreographers exploring a wide range of topics including addiction, masculinity, and the "groove of a hat."  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with choreographer Rush Benson on the Morning Blend about these themes.  

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  • The Metropolitan Airport Commission voted recently to raise wages for about 3,000 of MSP – Airport's lowest paid workers. Workers saw the $1 raise as a step in the right direction, but the Fight for $15 continues.

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  • As diplomatic tensions and trade restrictions are softening between the United States and Cuba, some people are wondering what this might mean for baseball. One Twin Cities organization has decided the best way to celebrate the new era in US-Cuban relations is to send a busload of baseball fans to Havana. Julian Loscalzo runs Ballpark Tours, and he spoke with Paul Brohaugh about Cuban baseball, and about the ten-day tour for December.

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  • August 12th is International Youth Day as declared by the United Nations, with a focus this year on Civic Engagement by young people around the world.

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 as they talk with Sally Roesch Wagner, Ph.D., Founding Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation. Dr. Wagner has written extensively about “Sovereign women in a sovereign nation.”   We will talk about Dr.

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  • The City of Minneapolis is currently working on long-term urban planning around what they call the Public Realm, the intersection between public and private interests in the city.

    On August 10, 2015, there will be a public meeting about the project at the Pohlad Auditorium at the Minneapolis Central Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

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