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  • Several weeks ago, Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau pulled out of a planned public forum that called to discuss issues that surround policing in the city.

    At the time, the chief said her decision to withdraw was a reaction to a credible threat posted on social media by some who were planning to incite violence at the meeting.

  • The recent news that a patient at a Dallas hospital has the Ebola virus has caused a stir in the United States.  But for many Americans, Ebola has already hit very close to home.

    Decontee Kofa Sawyer of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, lost her husband to the disease.   Patrick Sawyer was working as a diplomat in Liberia.  He collapsed after getting off a plane in Lagos, Nigeria, where he was scheduled to attend a conference before returning to Minnesota to celebrate two of his three daughters’ birthdays.

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  • Minneapolis native and former NBA player, Devean George, is giving the North side of his hometown a boost at the corner of Penn Avenue North and Golden Valley Road. 

    A new neighborhood revitalization project called The Commons at Penn Avenue had its official groundbreaking earlier this week.

    KFAI’s Rico Morales was there and he filed this report. 

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  • We had a goal of $70,000 this fall pledge drive, an amount which will help us meet our budget requirements for the next few months. YOU reached it! And then beat it! And then kept calling! And giving on-line! We cannot thank you enough for listening, supporting, recognizing the value of community radio and helping maintain this space for unique, authentic programming from the heart.

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  • Not all artists are loners. Minneapolis-based collage artist, Zach Collins, can tell you that. He thrives when he is able to collaborate on his artwork and he invites the chance and surprise that working with others provides. 

    Collage, the cut and paste style of art we tried in elementary school, is a serious, growing medium. Collins has a number of gallery shows on his portfolio, and networks of collage communities are springing up on social media. 

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    The City of Minneapolis is looking for three people to serve on its Civil Rights Commission, and four people to serve on its Police Conduct Oversight Commission.

    Applications are being taken now.  you can find out more online at the city's website, or by calling 612-673-2244.

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  • Photo:  Host Ron Thums, Guest Dennis Scholl, Editor Oscar Santana


    A few months ago we heard about the St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge, a program of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to spark some new ideas about using the arts to enrich the diversity and cultural vibrancy of Minnesota’s capital city.

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  • An increase in the amount of oil train traffic traveling through Minnesota to serve the fracking operations in western North Dakota has had a ripple effect on the passenger rail operations of Amtrak.

    Earlier this week a group of Minnesota state legislators wrote to the federal body that oversees train traffic to ask that the problem be addressed.

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  • By the end of the Blueslady's Time Machine, listeners had contributed almost $61,000 toward our goal of $70,000 for the fall pledge drive!

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