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When folk singer and activist Pete Seeger died, many of the tributes mentioned his influence on generations of musicians and community organizers. In the Twin Cities, one person who was deeply affected by Pete Seeger is singer-songwriter Larry Long.
Long stopped by KFAI and talked with Dale Connelly about his forty year friendship with Pete Seeger – a relationship that started with a coincidental connection at a rally back in the 1970’s.

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The Federal Writers Project in Minnesota
Produced by Britt Aamodt

As part of the New Deal, the Works Progress Administration, or WPA, employed millions of people from 1935 to 1943, including writers. In tonight’s audio documentary, KFAI producer Britt Aamodt turns back the clock to the “Dirty ’30s” to explore the Federal Writers Project in Minnesota. Hear it on MinneCulure, tonight at 7:30pm.

MinneCulture is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Tavis Smiley Exclusive Interview – The Lennie Chism Show for KFAI Radio’s Special Day of Black History Month Programming
Built Right in Da HOOD, Character, A Conversation with Tavis Smiley
American talk show host, author, liberal political commentator, entrepreneur, advocate and philanthropist- TUNE In Feb 18th, 8am
Why do they put the dash? You will have to tune to find out.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/about/

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The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women has released its report on Domestic Violence Homicides for 2013 – the organization calls this the annual “Femicide Report”. The organization has been compiling these numbers for 25 years. Liz Richards is the Executive Director of the Coalition. She talked with KFAI’s Ron Thums, who asked how the numbers have changed.

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We're pleased to announce that the benefit concert Friday night raised $12,839 for the victims and families of the New Year's Day fire. Over 500 people attended.

On behalf of our co-sponsor partners Augsburg College and The Cedar Cultural Center, KFAI would like to thank all involved for their generous donations. Summit and Harriet Brewing graciously donated beer to the event, the proceeds of which also went to the disaster relief fund.

Due the frigid temperature and dangerous wind chill, the January 27, 2014 meeting of KFAI, Fresh Air, Inc. Board of Directors has been cancelled.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 3, 2014, at 6:30 p.m., at the Humphrey Institute, Conference Room 186. The Humphrey Institute is located at 301 19th Ave. So., Minneapolis, MN 55455. 

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2014 KFAI Black History Month Day of Special Day of Program has been set – TUES, Feb 18th, 2014 —-
24hrs of BHM program starts at 6am on Feb 18th..
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Opening Reception
Wed, Jan 22, 2 pm
Bethel University Community Life Center – Benson Great Hall

KFAI, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas and Bethel University have partnered to present Transfer of Memory, a photo exhibit of Holocaust survivors living, or who have lived, in Minnesota. On display at Bethel University through February 13, the exhibit features 37 portraits of survivors by photographer David Sherman.

The reception takes place Wed, Jan 22, at 2pm in the Benson Great Hall. It features survivor Dora Zaidenweber, who will recount stories from her newly published family memoir, Sky Tinged Red. Ms. Zaidenweber will also take questions from the audience and sign books following the reception.

The event is free and open to the public, and part of What’s in the Mix—a series of community engagment forums made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. It will be recorded and broadcast during an upcoming episode of MinneCulture, KFAI’s weekly arts and culture program that airs Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

For a map and directions visit Bethel University.

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January 20, 2014, is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year, many are commemorating the 50th anniversary of his historical march on Washington, which took place on August 28, 1963. This Wednesday MinneCulture, KFAI presents a conversation with Minnesota civil rights activists who were there. Producer Susan Gray interviews Dr. Josie Johnson, Reverend Rollie Robinson, and Max Fallek in this audio documentary: “Minnesota Freedom Marchers Reflect on the Fight for Justice.” Tune in Wednesday, January 22, at 7:30pm.

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Byron Katie, founder of The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. As she guides people through the powerful process of inquiry she calls The Work, they find that their stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or themselves— radically shift and their lives are changed forever.

Katie will talk with Health Notes about The Work and how it relates to the work of Dr. Martin Luther King.

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