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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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  • African American baseball players played on integrated teams in Minnesota as early as 1884 in Stillwater. When segregation peaked in the 1920s, African American athletes formed their own leagues and teams, propping up entire local economies associated with black baseball. Historian Frank White has curated an exhibit on this local sports history for the Ramsey County Historical Society, detailing the stories behind teams like the St. Paul Quicksteps, Uptown Sanitation Co., and the St. Paul Colored Gophers.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Join us for a fun weekend of music on Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April 18th as we partner with the Minneapolis Eagles Club for a special two-night benefit fundraiser. All proceeds go to KFAI.

    The two nights will highlight a variety of some of the many genres of music played on the radio station. Friday will be roots music night; while Saturday features multi-generational rock bands ranging from old-school to punk.

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  • These days, it seems everyone is always talking about juicing, cleanses, and smoothies. In Drink Your Way to Gut Health, Molly Morgan, a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, brings credentials and extensive knowledge to the topic with 140 healing drink recipes based on kefir, yogurt, kombucha, almond milk, and ginger beer. The beverages, like Energizing, Nutrient-Rich, and Detoxifying, not only work against a variety of ailments like type 2 diabetes, allergies, and obesity, but are delicious too. Blueberry Cinnamon Crush are just two of the delicious drinks that Molly and Kinshasha will talk about. Nutritional data, health tips, resource lists, and shopping guides, are also topics that will be discussed making this interview an indispensable resource for those looking to improve their gut health.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • On this weeks episode, your mercurial host Simon Husbands welcomes to the studio Mr. Leslie Rich, singer songwriter from Belfast in Northern Ireland!

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