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  • July is National Minority Mental Health Month 
     

    Melody Moezzi was born to Persian parents at the height of the Islamic Revolution and raised amid a vibrant, loving, and gossipy Iranian diaspora in the American heartland. When at eighteen, she began battling a severe physical illness, her community stepped up, filling her hospital rooms with roses, lilies, and hyacinths.

    But when she attempted suicide and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, there were no flowers. Despite several stays in psychiatric hospitals, bombarded with tranquilizers, mood-stabilizers, and antipsychotics, she was encouraged to keep her illness a secret—by both her family and an increasingly callous and indifferent medical establishment. Refusing to be ashamed, Moezzi became an outspoken advocate, determined to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness and reclaim her life along the way.

    Both an irreverent memoir and a rousing call to action, Haldol and Hyacinths is the moving story of a woman who refused to become torn across cultural and social lines. Moezzi reports from the front lines of the no-man’s land between sickness and sanity, and the Midwest and the Middle East. A powerful, funny, and poignant narrative told through a unique and fascinating cultural lens, Haldol and Hyacinthsis a tribute to the healing power of hope, humor, and acceptance.

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  • This summer the City of Minneapolis and partners from across the state have collectively hosted events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    A closing ceremony is scheduled for the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, July 31st at 5pm. Toni Newborn is assistant director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights and chair of the closing ceremony. She talked with KFAI’s Xan Holston, who asked why it’s important to remember the anniversary of the passage of a piece of legislation.

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  • Tune in Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7pm to hear a mixed bag of queer-a-licious theater, music & dance. A menagerie of guests from the Minnesota Fringe Festival come on Fresh Fruit to talk about their shows with LGBTQ content, creators, and/or performers. Each guest gets 5 minutes to plug their show and then it’s on to the next. It’s crazy, kooky and queer!

  • On this week's True Brit! our genial host Simon Husbands will be coaxing some music out of special guest Doug Collins! Doug is a singer songwriter with a new CD coming out next week, so he will be sharing music from that and from his private collection – plus some live music too! Join Simon and Doug – this Friday night at midnight!

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  • After being inspired by the World Cup Soccer tournament, and by the terrible soccer songs over the last 50 years, CFTP's Ron Gerber and True Brit!'s Simon Husbands have teamed up to record a soccer song they hope will match the competition! The song entitled 'The Footy Song ( One For All For England )' – by the band True Crap – will be premiered at the crossover of CFTP and True Brit! this coming Friday night, the 18th, at midnight.

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  • To create a totally joyous life, a life of your dreams? Some people have read book after book on the subject, and they still haven’t managed to make it happen. (Not their fault, really – the instructions just haven’t been clear enough, or easy enough to implement into daily life).

    Well, according to Boni Lonnsburry, you already HAVE what it takes. You’ve had it all along. Sometimes though we just need a little help finding it, and to be shown how to use it.

    Boni’s been working with the principles of “conscious creation” (also known as “manifestation”) for nearly thirty years – studying and working with dozens (if not HUNDREDS) of teachers, authors, and healers.

    Boni has also looked inward, and scoured her own conscious and subconscious minds for what caused her most disappointing and painful realities, as well as the most successful and triumphant ones. Then she painstakingly broke down every area of her life and, bit by bit, built it back up exactly the way she wanted it.

    And when she was done, she collected everything together and created…“The Map”

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  • The World Cup competition in Brazil is nearing its conclusion with the final game set between Argentina and Germany. In this edition of KFAI’s World Cup Update, Pablo Miranda, co-host of the KFAI show Latino Alt Rock, talks with Nik Wilson, a soccer fanatic who, before the World Cup began, picked Argentina and Germany to be in the final.

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  • Its the 2014 SUMMERTIME SPECTACULAR SHOW!! Join web exclusive radio/computer show JAZZED UP AND BONKERS as Dan and Travis play all your favorite weird oldies and summertime punk songs.
    They also receive a live, on-the-spot report from Rock and Roll Know-It-All SANDY SHOCKS as she covers a live summertime fireworks display!
    Grab your swimsuit, beach blanket, suntan oil and computer radio and have a blast as we celebrate the best time of the year!! Good job everybody!!

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  • The Metropolitan Council and the city of Minneapolis have announced a tentative agreement regarding the configuration of the Southwest Light Rail Project.

    The project’s path through the city of Minneapolis has been controversial, and the mediated agreement requires approval from a number of cities and government agencies before construction can begin.

    After the deal was announced yesterday, opponents weighed in as South West Light Rail Train advocates moved quickly to meet deadlines for getting federal money.

    Rico Morales filed this report.

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  • The World Cup competition in Brazil will conclude on July 13th. The process of narrowing the field to two finalists is nearly complete, much to the dismay of residents of the host country, Brazil. Pablo Miranda, co-host of the KFAI show Latino Alt Rock, explained the situation to Wednesday Morning Blend Host Mike Fischbein.

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