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  • When he was just five years old, Massoud Amin saw how electricity transformed the lives of poor villagers in Iran, and that’s when he decided he wanted to become an engineer.

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  • Anthony Taylor, Adventures Director for the Loppet Foundation, will be speaking this weekend at the Outdoor Adventures Expo about engaging people of color in the outdoors.

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  • With a life dedicated to championing human rights, producing awarding-winning films that challenge social injustices, and tackling educational inequities one lawsuit at a time, attorney, activist, professor, filmmaker John Schulman also finds the time to write. His latest book is called Minnissippi. It's a work of fiction that touches on a very real subject – a community in crisis.

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  • On Saturday morning, April 18th, KFAI will be off the air from 2 to 6 am for transmitter maintainence.  When we return to the air on Saturday morning, our HD radio signal will be restored and rejuvenated for your listening enjoyment! 

    But there's no need to tune out; listen online during maintainence as we stream three of our Web-only programs: Below the Waste, Heart of the City Radio, and Foreign Currency.  

     

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  • Pictured (L to R: Congressman Keith Ellison, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, National Endowment for the Arts Chair Jane Chu,  Walker Art Center Curator Nisa Mackie, MN State Arts Board Executive Director Sue Gens. 

    One of the nation’s largest gatherings of literary artists took place last weekend in Minneapolis, and the event drew some high ranking art officials.  

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  • The Campus Kitchen at Augsburg College works to make healthy food accessible in and around the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood. Augsburg staff, students, and community members work to provide for basic needs, create opportunities for service learning, leadership development, and genuine engagement between the college and the community.

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  • Young people who have been in and out of the foster care system too often wind up homeless, or in prison, or in a situation where there is no security and they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.   Their life stories are often overlooked.

    On the evening of April 12 in St. Paul, a group of performers will get a chance to tell those stories in a theatrical piece called “Fostering Voice”

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  • Nanci Olesen is the director of the Mayflower Early Childhood Center in South Minneapolis, a Montessori preschool program for children 16 months to 6 years old. She stops by the Morning Blend regularly to talk about family and parenting issues. This week Nanci speaks with KFAI's Ryan Dawes about kids and money, diving into allowance, savings, charitable giving, and even planning for college. 

  • The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis has brought Greg Bank’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic children’s story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to life in a spare but resonant production. Ansa Akyea plays multiple roles, most notably the escaped slave Jim. And Victor Zupanc appears on stage throughout as one of two musicians who participate in, and accompany, the action. They talked with KFAI’s Brenda Bell Brown about the the complexity and power of this simple story.

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