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  • Jim Carroll was 19 and homesick. He was crammed into one of 900 C 47s along with 15 buddies of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles”. They were loaded down with 100 pound packs, containing their rifle, ammunition and a 3-day supply of k rations. German guns fired from the French beaches below. The tracers flashed around them.

    It was June 6, 1944, D Day, and Jim was in the first wave. Jim parachuted into a small meadow with a stream running through it. He made it through that first deadly day and went on to several major battles of World War II, including Bastogne in Belgium, Operation Market Garden in Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. He was decorated many times and just recently received France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor Medal. (Médaille de la Légion d’Honneur)

    Jim, now 91, will speak tonight, December 2, 20014 about his experiences on Bonjour Minnesota, 8:00-10:00 PM. He will speak in the first part of the program, hosted by Caryl Minnetti and Dana Bogema. Don’t miss this interesting interview which is historically important.

  • KFAI’s Annual Membership Meeting (“and Social”) takes place at the Open Book in downtown Minneapolis this Thursday, Dec. 4. Please makes plans to join your fellow listener-members and volunteers at this fun (and informative) event!

    You can expect food, libation, conversation, information and inspiration. The meeting portion of the event will include short reports from the Board of Directors and staff, acknowledgement of program hosts who set standards the rest of us can aspire to, and a remembrance of the late Andy Driscoll, founding host of “Truth To Tell.” A special guest will be Joel Glaser, CEO of Ampers, an affiliation of Minnesota’s 17 community radio stations. Ample time will be left for a Q&A session too. Bonus reason to attend: No “breakout into small work groups” interruptions will occur during the course of this event!

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    Obama Administration Calls for Rules Changes

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  • Mike Robbins is the author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and Nothing Changes Until You Do, which have been translated into fourteen different languages.

  • Go on a culinary journey with Terry Walters—a leader of the clean-food movement. In this seasonal cookbook and lifestyle guide, Walters inspires us with more of her award-winning recipes. Rediscover the unique tastes of spring, summer, fall and winter, and gain insight into everything from preserving the harvest to natural cleansing and tonics for immune support. Delicious gluten-free, vegan recipes that everyone will love include Grilled Avocado with Peach Tomato Salsa, Crunchy Quinoa and Cabbage Salad, and Coconut Cacao Energy Bars.
    Health Notes airs on Mondays 6:30-7:30PM

  • 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 they talk with Bennett Miller, the director of one of the most highly regarded new films of the season  - "Foxcatcher".  

     

     

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  • Minneapolis resident Mohamed Ahmed calls himself an average person with the most common name in the world. What makes him not-so-average, however, is that he started a series of online cartoon videos to convince young Somali Americans and others not to join radical militant groups that purport to do violence in the name of Islam. He writes the scripts in Minneapolis and sends them to a animator in India.

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  • When you dream about the great jobs you don’t have but wish you did, have you ever considered being a professional ballroom dancer?

    Yes, there are people who do that.  Many of them are in Columbus, Ohio this weekend for the Ohio Star Ball, a competitive festival of dance sport. 

    One of them is Jon Chen, a professional ballroom dancer.  He talked with KFAI’s Mark Koerner, who asked Jon how he got into the business.   

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  • Last week the Minneapolis City Council approved the city’s application for a new federal program designed to improve services and neighborhoods in low-income areas.

    Ten members of the Council voted in support of seeking “Promise Zone” designation, while two abstained.

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  • Voting is now open at www.kfai.org/elections for 5 seats on the KFAI Board of Directors.  All members and volunteers are eligble to vote.  KFAI’s Board is charged with envisioning the future of KFAI and working with the staff to realize that vision.

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