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    This time of year, it’s easy to enjoy the beauty of a Minnesota lake or park. But with Fall well underway, Minnesotans will increasingly retreat to the comforts of home.

    But what happens when there is no home to return to?

    The Minnesota Housing Partnership released a report last week showing homelessness on the rise in the Twin Cities, and we decided to speak with local agencies about what happens to the homeless population as temperatures continue to drop.

    KFAI’s Allegra Oxborough has a report.

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  • Michael Lapsley was born in New Zealand and went to seminary in Australia to become an Anglican priest.  His life changed dramatically when he went to South Africa and took a conscientious stand against the apartheid regime, joining the struggle for liberation. 

    As a result he was exiled, targeted for assassination, and brutally attacked.    

    His response was to take up a new vocation as a wounded healer, drawing on his own experience to help other victims of violence and trauma.

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  • Minnesota Politicians and their run for the White House
    Produced by Ahndi Fridell

    Forty-four men have served as President of the United States, though none hail from Minnesota. In this MinneCulture documentary, KFAI legacy producer Ahndi Fridell profiles six local politicians who left a mark on national history in their run for the White House: Ignatius Donnelly, Floyd Olson, Harold Stassen, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy and Walter Mondale.

  • Ben Goldfarb of Wellstone Action talks about the 10th anniversary remembrance of the crash that killed Paul and Sheila Wellstone, their daughter, and five others.

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  • Dr. Jeffrey Pilcher of the University of Minnesota has written a global history of Mexican food.

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  • Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy welcome Mr. Zero to the Pop Shop on Tuesday, Oct 9, from midnight to 2am. The retail king of pop culture, Mr Zero’s shop in Roseville offers vinyl LPs and 45s, CDs, turntables, toys, games, posters and collectables. Tune into the Pop Shop each week to hear powerpop, bubblegum, psychedelic, garage, rock and more! Hits, misses and ephemera, every Monday night into Tuesday morning from midnight to 2am.

  • Artistic director Michelle Hensley and actor Luverne Seifert visit KFAI.

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  • Daniel Wordsworth the President of the American Refugee Committee joins us in the studio.

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  • Paul Labovitz is Superintendent of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, joins us in the studio.

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  • KFAI’s Susan Gray visits the Prepare Fair.

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