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  •  Joe Stevens is a California-based singer/songwriter, guitar/banjoman and the main songwriter in the Alt-Americana group Coyote Grace, who released five albums between 2006 and 2012 and toured with the Indigo Girls, Melissa Ferrick, and Girlyman; sharing stages with Chris Pureka, Greensky Bluegrass, Reverend Payton's Big Damn Band, and legends such as Cris Williamson and Lowen and Navarro.

  • As community leaders, activists and authorities in Ferguson, Missouri continue to try to resolve an ongoing, tense situation there, scholars in the field of Criminal Justice are taking a close look at how this and other conflicts have developed.

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  • Local indie rock six-piece Carbon Handshake will be performing live on KFAI's own Live From Studio 5! on Wednesday, August 27th, from 10 PM to midnight.

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  • Chicago has gained a great deal of media attention this past year due to an upsurge in violence in certain neighborhoods.   Just last week, eight people were shot during a five hour stretch on the city's south side. The increase in violence is a concern for residents, city leaders, and also for Chicagoans who live elsewhere, particularly college students who hope to return home when their schooling is done.

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  • August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

     

  • Gentrification is a concern for many residents of lower income neighborhoods. And with the announcement of the new Seward co-op development in the Bryant neighborhood of South Minneapolis, some residents are wondering if an influx of higher-income customers will marginalize and disenfranchise the people who already live in the neighborhood. 

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  • KFAI is seeking two interns to work and learn in our News Department.  The internships run 12 weeks, from September 22nd   through December 12th, 2014. 

    Click here to apply online.

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  • Local musical legend PaviElle has announced the upcoming release of her first album, Fear Not, which promises to be her most prominent and groundbreaking musical contribution to date. In a video from February of earlier this year, PaviElle described the importance of the album, stating that the project has been in the works for quite some time and that she and the band are finally ready to release their collection of soulful songs to her eagerly-awaiting fan base.

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  • It seems that the technology required to make a film becomes less expensive and more accessible with each passing day.

    Now wanna-be directors can test their film making skills against a truly worthy challenge – to make a sixty second film that showcases and appreciates the urban riverfront in Minneapolis.

    The Minneapolis Riverfront Partnership is sponsoring a festival of very short films that celebrate a connection between the city and the Mississippi.

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  • When Pete Seeger died early this year, his friend Larry Long promised to celebrate what would have been  Pete’s 95th birthday with a cast of local musicians who had felt keenly Seeger’s influence.

    On May 3rd, that group gathered at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.

    The event celebrated the many phases of Seeger’s life and activism with an abundance of music from across the cultural spectrum.

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