Natalie Warren,and her 11 companions are still flowing down the Mississippi River, trying to reach their destination: New Orleans. We check in with them on Wednesday mornings as they continue their expedition. KFAI’s Mike Fischbein talked with Natalie on the Morning Blend about the physical changes of the River, and the changes in the group now that their trip is coming to an end.
The Paddle Forward team expect to arrive in New Orleans next week. You can follow the trip online at

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A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul is all about Prohibition – the time in American history when producing and distributing alcohol was illegal.
The Volstead act was in effect from 1920 to 1933, and was named for a Minnesota Congressman who supported it. The exhibit will run through March 16th.
Dan Spock is the director of the Minnesota History Center Museum. He talks with KFAI’s Ron Thums on the Morning Blend.

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How wonderful life would be if you REALLY KNEW—without a doubt—that no one really dies. Think of how your life would change for the better if you were convinced that life is a totally safe and magnificent adventure amidst eternity. Consider how reassuring it would be if irrefutable evidence proved we each are indestructible spiritual beings having a temporary earthly experience. “Soul Proof” by Dr. Mark Pitstick provides that proof.

Nine categories of proof include scientific, clinical, religious, and firsthand evidence that we each really are immortal souls who are forever one with Creator. This knowledge supplants our faith and helps us cope—and even thrive—despite common challenges like deaths of loved ones, aging, loss of relationships, financial reversals, serious illness and disability, abuse, and so on. Dr. Pitstick’s conversation provides the ‘good news that sets us free’, that helps us trust this wonderful and mysterious journey on earth. “Soul Proof” allows us to be bright beacons of hope, love, and courage no matter what our outer circumstances


With the attention Minneapolis has received for its increasingly bike friendly culture and infrastructure, one might expect to see more people pedaling to work on two wheels this winter.

But it’s not enough to just pull your hat down and set out as you normally might in summertime – winter riding calls for preparation
Andrew Magill and Anna Begeg of Spokes Bike Walk Connect talked to Siobhan Kierans on KFAI’s Morning Blend

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Tonight at the HUGE Theater in Uptown, Minneapolis, the Theater of Public Policy looks at the issue of climate change.
The group will welcome guest expert Paul Huttner. He’s a meteorologist.
Tane Danger and Brandon Boat of the Theater of Public Policy stopped by KFAI to talk with Siobhan Kierans.

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Troubadour-style balladeer and genre-bending songwriter Larry Long stops by Pam Without Boundaries Monday morning to talk about a revue happening at the Dakota Jazz Club and Restaurant Friday, November 22nd. Robert Robinson, JD Steele, and Tonia Hughes join Long for an evening of "American Roots" backed by a powerhouse band including Cory Wong and Michael Bland.

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Thank you to all who gave yesterday on Give to the Max day – we received $6,155 in donations through your generosity! Thank you also to those who continue to give today!

Unfortunately, Give to the Max's website crashed yesterday afternoon, bringing nonprofits around the state frustration and challenges during one of their most important fundraising opportunities of the year. We felt the impact, also.

Who: KFAI & Juxtaposition Arts
What: What's in the Mix
When: Fri, Nov 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Juxtaposition Studios, 1108 W. Broadway, Minneapolis MN 55411
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This is International Education Week – an event built on recognition that people from all over the world come to the United States to learn and teach at our colleges and universities.

For example, about one dozen mid-career professionals come to the University of Minnesota Law School and Human Rights Center each year as part of the Hubert H. Humphrey fellowship program. During the 10 month program, the fellows attend conferences, take academic courses and do professional networking. Two of this year’s U of M fellows are Gilles Kassarate of Ivory Coast and Navaratne Marasinghe of Sri Lanka. They stopped by KFAI to share some information about their homelands and the gratitude they feel for the opportunities they’ve had. And they told Maggie Kane about their involvement with human rights issues at home and here in the U.S.

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Tonight at the Riverview Theater in Minneapolis, the Eden Prairie based Real Estate company Re/Max, along with Bell Mortgage, are sponsoring a City and Neighborhood Film Festival.
This annual festival is in its fourth year and is the result of a competition among visual artists to create short films about a neighborhood where they live or come from. Entries were submitted during the month of October and fifteen finalists were chosen.
There’s a six thousand dollar prize for the winner.
Ed Dillon is the film festival coordinator for Re/Max, and Kao Choua Vue is one of the filmmakers who worked with young people to get a couple of projects into the competition.

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