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  • Tuesday's Conversations with Al McFarlane featured a discussion about the role of the Black church in the community, social responsibility, and food justice.  Participants were Reverend Nazim B. Fakir, Pastor Owen E. Williams, and Dr. Willie Dean.

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  • An inauguration ceremony at Minneapolis City Hall brought in seven new city council members and a new mayor. Much of the ceremony had to do with Mayor Betsy Hodges’ “One Minneapolis” initiative aimed at reducing the education and opportunity gaps that divide the city.
    KFAI’s Janis Lane-Ewart attended the ceremony and brought back a collection of voices, including Mayor Hodges, Hodges’ husband and Metropolitan Council member Gary Cunningham, Rabbi Michael Adam Latz who delivered the Invocation, former Minneapolis city council member Don Samuels, new council member Jacob Frey, sitting city council member Elizabeth Glidden, and beginning with poet Andrea Jenkins.

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  • After his second “near death experience” Mas Sajady was given astonishingly healing and intuitive abilities. Connecting to a higher energy field has allowed him to channel and heal through the Pure Source with amazing results. Healings can be for your physical or emotional health, financial or spiritual well-being as well as for relationships of all kinds.

    Mas does not have the power to heal. However, he is able to allow pure energy from a higher energy field to work through him to heal. Although his abilities have been compared to religious figures, the healings are not religious in anyway but spiritual. Mas works on all faiths and non-faiths.

    As you listen to this interview, you will feel the healing energy.

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  • Tiempo Libre, the three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group, will be featured on KFAI's  Corazon Latino, Tuesday, January 7 – Noon – 2pm.

    Jorge Gomez, musical director of Tiempo Libre, will talk with Corazon Latino host Eve MacLeash, bringing listeners up-to-date on the group's upcoming performance at The Dakota on Sunday, January 12th, in celebration of Cuba's musical heritage. 

  • Tiempo Libre, the three-time Grammy nominated Cuban music group, will be featured on KFAI's  Corazon Latino, Tuesday, January 7 – Noon – 2pm.

    Jorge Gomez, musical director of Tiempo Libre, will talk with Corazon Latino host Eve MacLeash, bringing listeners up-to-date on the group's upcoming performance at The Dakota on Sunday, January 12th, in celebration of Cuba's musical heritage. 

  • Each week, KFAI’s Cinema Shanty considers a current film that will screen in the Twin Cities. Join Peter Schilling and Kathie Smith as they discuss the most engaging and provocative cinema being produced today.

    This week, Kathie and guest host John Moret talk about their favorite films of 2013.

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  • The Cedar Riverside Youth Council organized a clothing and food drive for victims of the recent apartment fire in that Minneapolis neighborhood.
    Organizers collected jackets, gloves, scarves, sweaters, socks, shirts and shoes, along with traditional East African scarves and hijabs. For more information, contact the Cedar Riverside Youth Council through the organization’s website, cryouthcouncil.org.

    Cash contributions can be made through the Pillsbury United Communities and the Brian Coyle Center. The center is at 420 15th Avenue South in Minneapolis. Checks should be made out to “Pillsbury United Communities” or financial contributions can be made online. Note “Cedar-Riverside Fire Disaster Relief” on all donations.

    In addition, an organization called the Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota has established a relief fund for the victims through Wells Fargo Bank.

  • KFAI will celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with a special day of programming on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The station is looking for dynamic live programming – produced by African Americans – that explores the history of our people in America.

    KFAI would like to invite station volunteers, community groups and community members to participate in this year’s programming. Selected proposals will air on February 18th.

  • Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, Fire Chief John Freutel, Council Member Abdi Warsame and other officials briefed the media on the latest developments in the explosion and fire that destroyed a grocery store and apartment building in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood on New Years’ Day. One body has been recovered from the debris and one person is still missing in connection with the incident. One person receiving treatment has not yet been identified. “It’s gonna take time,” Freutel said. “You can see how unstable that building is.”
    Hodges said authorities are trying to handle the situation “… safely and delicately. I carry a message from the city of Minneapolis to the people so affected by this that the city stands with you.”

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  • With temperatures as cold as those we’ve felt recently, people who are concerned about their own survival may not take the time to consider that even plants have had to find a way to adapt to temperature extremes.
    Earlier this month a team of researchers studying plants published new findings on how flowering plants evolved to move into areas with cold winters.
    One of the researchers involved in the project is Professor Peter Reich of the University of Minnesota. He talked with KFAI’s Ron Thums.

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