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  • Wednesday afternoon, approximately 1,500 protesters convened in downtown Minneapolis for a march down Washington Avenue and across the Hennepin Avenue bridge.  The march was organized by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis in response to the death of Freddie Gray who died while in police custody in Baltimore on April 12.  Minneapolis Police blocked traffic for the demonstrators, but otherwise had little interaction with the group and made no arrests.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes takes us on-location to the march.

  • Wednesday afternoon, approximately 1,500 protesters convened in downtown Minneapolis for a march down Washington Avenue and across the Hennepin Avenue bridge.  The march was organized by Black Lives Matter Minneapolis in response to the death of Freddie Gray who died while in police custody in Baltimore on April 12.  Minneapolis Police blocked traffic for the demonstrators, but otherwise had little interaction with the group and made no arrests.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes takes us on-location to the march.

  • On this week's True Brit!, our genial host Simon Husbands welcomes Kevin Bowe – singer, songwriter, producer, teacher, all round great guy. Kevin has worked with some legendary names including The Replacements and and his songs have been included on Grammy nominated records – so join Kevin as he opens up about music, love and life. Friday night at midnight!

  • On this week's True Brit!, our genial host Simon Husbands welcomes Kevin Bowe – singer, songwriter, producer, teacher, all round great guy. Kevin has worked with some legendary names including The Replacements and and his songs have been included on Grammy nominated records – so join Kevin as he opens up about music, love and life. Friday night at midnight!

  • Today's generation of Arab youth have directly inspired and sparked a revolutionary spirit that toppled governments and initiated change. Some of their stories are compiled in a new book called "Demanding Dignity: Youth Voices From the Front Lines of the Arab Revolutions."

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  • Do not be alarmed if KFAI’s broadcast signal seems a bit weaker than normal today.
     
    Components of our transmitting equipment have been sent out for a long-due reconditioning. This means KFAI has been broadcasting under reduced power from early Friday evening through late Monday evening. “Reduced power” means a smaller, more sharply defined coverage area. Translation: What you hear will sound just as strong, but the station's signal will likely die out sooner than you expect it to.
     
  • When he was just five years old, Massoud Amin saw how electricity transformed the lives of poor villagers in Iran, and that’s when he decided he wanted to become an engineer.

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  • Anthony Taylor, Adventures Director for the Loppet Foundation, will be speaking this weekend at the Outdoor Adventures Expo about engaging people of color in the outdoors.

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  • Susun Weed began investigating the benefits of herbal medicine in 1965 when she was pregnant with her daughter, Justine Adelaide Swede (the child of Susun and Southy Swede) and living in Manhattan. She has no official diplomas; she left high school in her junior year to pursue studies in mathematics and artificial intelligence at UCLA and subsequently left UCLA during her junior year. She continued to study herbalism and the issues surrounding women’s health independently with such herbalists as Juliette de Bairacli Levy.

    In 1985 Weed wrote her first book, Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year. It was published as the first title of Ash Tree Publishing in 1986, and is currently in print-April 2011. It was followed by Healing Wise in 1989, New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way in 1992, and Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way in 1996. Weed is a regular contributing writer to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women’s Studies, and a featured columnist at SageWoman Magazine, a publication devoted to woman-centered spirituality.

    In addition to her work as a writer, Ms. Weed offers an apprentice training program in which she oversees the work of students at her farm, teaches students via correspondence, and coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center near Woodstock, New York. Weed is a High Priestess of Dianic Wicca, a member of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and a Peace Elder.

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  • With a life dedicated to championing human rights, producing awarding-winning films that challenge social injustices, and tackling educational inequities one lawsuit at a time, attorney, activist, professor, filmmaker John Schulman also finds the time to write. His latest book is called Minnissippi. It's a work of fiction that touches on a very real subject – a community in crisis.

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