For centuries, chia seeds were revered by both the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing energy and natural healing powers. Today, it’s no wonder that chia is one of the hottest superfoods around: Gram for gram, it has 70 percent more protein than soybeans, 25 percent more fiber than flaxseed, 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries, 600 percent more calcium than milk, and is the richest known source of plant-based Omega-3s. Reaping the nutritional benefits of chia can be as simple as mixing a tablespoon into a smoothie or tossing it on a salad—but that is just the beginning!
In Chia Vitality, Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman shows how integrating chia into your diet can boost your stamina, help you lose weight, and feel more alive than ever before. Informed by research as well as Hoffman’s personal experience this program offers a 30-day integrative approach to well-being with this little superseed at its center.

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The Twin Cities based rap group Heiruspecs has released five albums and fans have been anticipating the sixth for six years. The waiting is coming to an end on Tuesday, April 22nd, and a release party (21+) is scheduled for the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in St. Paul on Saturday, April 26th at 9pm.

Felix, a member of Heiruspecs, stopped by KFAI to talk about the group’s history with hosts DJ Kary and DJ Lady Em on the web program “Versed Radio.” You can hear the entire interview at our website, Select “Versed Radio” from the program menu.

Thanks to Abi Hill for editing this feature.

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The University of Minnesota describes its efforts to encourage equity and diversity as being critical to campus culture and climate. But two student groups claim the University is only engaging in a marketing and PR campaign around diversity that lacks seriousness.

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Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson was at the State Security Hospital Facility in St. Peter recently to promote a state bonding request to rebuild the facility. She encouraged legislators to approve the funding to help make the facility better and safer for patients and employees.

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Philip Saunders has been throwing people around the ropes for 16 years. He’s a promoter and wrestler for Oldschool Championship Wrestling, which is hosting an event at the National Guard Armory in Northeast Minneapolis. Saunders wrestles under name Soul Brotha Number One. He stopped by KFAI to talk with Paul Brohaugh on The Morning Blend.

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This week the JAZZED UP AND BONKERS boys take you on a virtual tour
of 5 Twin City record stores previewing the annual RECORD STORE DAY happenings.
From St Paul to Minnepolis, Dan and Travis visit Cheapo, Barely Brothers, Hymie’s Vintage Records,
Extreme Noise, Roadrunner and speak with their staff. They also share their purchases from each
store with YOU the listener!

On this Friday's True Brit!, host Simon Husbands will be chatting to ( and probing )  entertainment industry expert Christie Healey!

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A Minneapolis city council committee has signed off on a plan that could speed the dream many city residents have of re-opening Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street.

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If you missed KFAI’s broadcast of their 3rd Annual Black History Month “SoundStage” event on February 18th, fear not! KFAI will be rebroadcasting the event in its entirety throughout the remainder of April. This program features some of the Twin Cities’ greatest local artists; including T-Scott Keepin It Real, Prophets of Peace, Ray Covington, Fancy, Pee Wee Dread, Mike De’Cole, Johnie B. Sanders, Quentin Adams, PaviElle French, Krishawna Brown, and Solflower Collection. The event is hosted by MC – Rollin’ and Tumblin’ Jacquie “Lady J” Maddix, a broadcast veteran with 24 years of radio and television experience. Don’t miss out on the chance at hearing this many incredible artists performing in celebration of Black History and heritage!

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Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

.What do you call a cancer patient who tried conventional medicine to its fullest, but her doctors told her there was nothing more they could do — and yet she then managed to heal her cancer using alternative means? Doctors call this “spontaneous remission”; others call it a ‘miraculous healing.’ I call it ‘Radical Remission. In her groundbreaking and inspiring book, Radical Remission: Surviving Cancer Against All Odds, Dr. Kelly A. Turner, founder of the Radical Remission Project, uncovers nine factors that can lead to a spontaneous remission from cancer—even after conventional medicine has failed.

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