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  • Organizers of a planned Saturday protest at the Mall of America — part of the national Black Lives Matter movement — say they were visited by a courier acting on behalf of mall management last Friday, and again by City of Bloomington Police on Tuesday, in an attempt to stop their event from happening.

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  • In February 2013, when 25-year-old championship-winning soccer player Robbie Rogers came out as gay via a letter that he posted online, he made sports history. After having kept his sexuality a secret for 25 years, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a major North American professional sports league. In “Coming Out to Play”, Robbie takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the LA Galaxy, who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams.

    Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit Dec 18, 2014 at 7pm with guests: Robbie Rogers, Joan Vorderbruggen, Anthony Ceballos, Adrian Balbontin, Plus 2014 new music releases by Nhojj, Beverly McClellan, k anderson and more.

  • Native American rapper Tall Paul was born in Minneapolis and grew up listening to all varieties of hip hop.

    For the past five years he’s been recording and performing live music at various venues, finding ways to express his culture by way of an unexpected art form.

    Tall Paul was recently featured on the KFAI program Versed Radio. Versed Radio is a program presented online by KFAI on alternate Thursdays. For the latest episode, click here.

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  • “Grief is surrounding my Holidays” and I ask, “What do I do now?”
    Sadness feels sadder and loneliness goes deeper. The need for support may be the greatest during the holidays. Pretending you don’t hurt or it is not a harder time of year is just not the truth of you. The truth is, time does heal. Time simply arranges us in the direction of our healing journey. You can and will get through the holidays. Rather than avoiding the feelings of grief, lean into them… It’s not the grief you want to avoid, it’s the pain. Am I right? Grief is the way out of the pain. There are a number of ways to incorporate your loved one and your loss into the holidays. Tune in for ways to cope, and trust what shows up for you and BE with that.

    Spiritual Care Advisor and Grief Support Specialist for Hospice Advantage will be sharing her wisdom on this important subject.

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  • Blaine resident Kimberly Brown is using her musical talents to celebrate the holiday season and support the American Heart Association at the same time. Home for the Holidays with Kimberly Brown is an annual holiday concert featuring Brown and her holiday band. This year's concert will feature traditional and original songs, and the debut her first Christmas CD.

    Kimberly Brown spoke with KFAI's Rico Morales on The Morning Blend.

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  • Sherisah Ngo talks with The Lennie Chism Show about the latest Nielson Black shopper predictions "Savior of the 2014" holiday season.

    The Black consumer according to the Nielsen report will drive holiday retail.

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  • First Nations Kitchen, a ministry of All Saints’ Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis, has been serving healthy, organic, traditional indigenous food in a welcoming, family environment every Sunday evening since 2008. First Nations Kitchen is located at 3044 Longfellow Avenue, Minneapolis. Meals are served from 5:30 to 6:30 pm every Sunday. On December 14th, 2014 there will be a Winter Fundraiser for this organization at Patrick's Cabaret on 3010 Minnehaha Avenue in Minneapolis. The event is from 3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

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  • Lennie Chism interviews the CEO of Smart Girl LLC Christina Marie talking about the Smart Girl Empowerment Program and positive things her movement is bringing to the community ~ make sure to follow the Smart Girl Movement on Facebook‪#‎SmartGirlLLC‬ Instagram #SmartGirlLLC and Twitter @SmartGirlEnt

  • The Twin Cities Metropolitan Council has approved a regional housing policy plan - the first such plan to be adopted in 30 years.  

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  • A group of singers connected to the National Lutheran Choir wants to start a month-long Fringe Festival-like event built around singing, called The Northern Voice Festival.

    They’re seeking proposals for Voice events that would be included in the festival from April 10 to May 10. The deadline for proposals is December 22.

    Northern Voice executive producer Randall Davidson talked with KFAI’s Ryan Dawes during Tuesday's Morning Blend.

     

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