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A member of the Egyptian parliament and a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood is in Minnesota this week. Dr. Abdel Mawgoud Dardery stopped by KFAI and appeared on The Morning Blend.

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After Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential contest last fall, observers are wondering what the future will hold for Mormons in politics. KFAI’s Jemma Brown went to Salt Lake City to find out.

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A report issued by the City of Minneapolis tries to explain what leads to crashes between bicycles and cars. This study examined thousands of crash reports over the course of a decade, from 2000 to 2010.

Simon Blenski of the bike and pedestrian section of the Minneapolis Public Works Department wrote the report. He talked with KFAI’s Yvette Howie and Dale Connelly on The Morning Blend.

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From a society disrupter to a violence interrupter, Mr. Coby Williams has transformed his life. Once part of the problem he is now a part of the solution to end gun violence in Chicago. He talked with KFAI’s Yvette Howie.

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Marian Wright Edelman says “we don’t have a money problem in the United States, we have a values and priorities problem”.
She was the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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A recent article from the investigative journalism website  Pro Publica reveals some surprising things about political data collection here in Minnesota.   Records are kept showing whether you voted or not in each election, but no one knows HOW you voted, right? 

Not officially. 

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The latest draft of a major federal report says climate change is already affecting U.S. residents through heat waves, droughts and other weather events.  The third National Climate Assessment warns that temperatures could increase as much as 10 degrees by the end of this century if global carbon emissions keep soaring.

 

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On Capitol Conversations this week, Marty Owings talked with two members of the state legislature – DFL'er Senator Jeff Hayden representing South Minneapolis, and Republican Represenative Tony Cornish, representing the area south of Mankato.   Hayden and Cornish talked about gun control, the state budget and minimum wage proposals.  

You can see the video here, and listen to the audio below.     

 

 

 

 

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The second annual PFLAG conference, Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons, is scheduled for Friday, January 18 at Hamline University in St. Paul.  The focus this time is on bullying in schools, with a special emphasis on school athletics. 

Teachers, social workers, psychologists, parents and students will gather to talk about improving the environment that faces young LGBT athletes. 

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The one hundred and thirteenth Congress is now underway in Washington, and 5th district Representative Keith Ellison has a leadership position in his caucus.  He will serve as Chief Deputy Whip.   Representative Ellison talked with Dale Connelly on KFAI's Morning Blend.  

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