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  • Tune in Monday, April 16 to hear new supergroup The Fox Loves join KFAI Spin with Cyn!

    The Fox Loves – Michelle Leon on bass and vocals (Babes in Toyland); Dawn Kuehl-Miller on guitar and vocals (of Ear Candy, Kiss or Kill, Smut, and more) and Hallie Bowman on drums (Lily Liver) – share live songs you’ll hear on Spin with Cyn first!

  • Join the Jazz Journalists Association in celebrating the Twin Cities' 2018 JJA Jazz Hero Larry Englund, on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Crooners Supper Club. The Emmet Cohen Trio Featuring Albert 'Tootie' Heath will perform at 6:30pm.

  • Take A Unique Look Inside a Psychologist's Office.

    Discover how to manage: low self-esteem, unsatisfying relationships, work-life imbalance, aging, divorce, empty-nest, aging parents and the loss of a loved one.

    Strategies Covered: breath-work, meditation, mindfulness, visualization, self-hypnosis, tolerating painful emotions, savoring positive experiences and creating joy in everyday life.

  • KFAI's Spring Membership Drive was a complete success!   Thanks for your support.  

    If you missed your opportunity to phone in during the two week drive, you can still donate online right now!  

    Here's a membership-themed treat for online listeners – Colin Robinson of Liverpool, England has produced a special edition of his web-exclusive show, The Transatlantic Mixtape of Your Mind.  


  • In the aftermath of International Women’s Day, Truth toTell features a Twin Cities –based effort to support women who have been raped or sexually assaulted by the Myanmar military.  Teaming-up with Action Aid USA, local organizers are raising funds to supply Dignity Kits for women and girls in refugee camps in Bangladesh.  The kits include a change of c

  • Health Notes will be highlighting the contributions of African American Women, Maya Angelou, Marian Anderson Niki Giovanni, Fannie Lou Hamer Marian Wright Edelson.
    With Music from Sweet Honey in the Rock and Ibeyi

  • How many times have you heard someone say or have you yourself said, “If we could just get everyone to the table, we could solve this problem”? Marnita’s Table has taken that question seriously.
    This amazing organization has brought together thousands of people for hundreds of focused conversations around a host of issues that matter to our everyday live
    The one and only Marnita (CEO) and Training Mgr. Lauren Williams help us heal with their unique perspective of social interaction that includes “Everyone”.

  • Health Notes will be in conversation with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute Titilayo Bediako.

    Titilayo Bediako was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history
    to African American youth through WE WIN Institute ( a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children)

    Titilayo says participating in African rituals helps give African-American youth a sense that they belong to something larger than themselves or their surroundings.
    She says that’s something she never received when she was in school. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tennessee where she joined an African history study group. “The more I studied and the more I learned about myself, the more my given name, which was Michelle Little, didn’t fit the person I had become,” The name Titilayo is from the Yoruba of Nigeria. She says it means “everlasting happiness.” Bediako is from the Ashanti people of Ghana and it means, “born to struggle for her people.”
    Participating in African-rooted rituals and ceremonies, like Kwanzaa, is one way African-Americans nurture their African side. “So I get everlasting happiness in struggling for my people,” says Bediako. “The one thing that I’ve learned is that struggling for African people makes it possible to struggle for all people.”

    Many African-Americans have adopted African names. Despite attempts to identify with Africans, African-Americans carry the physical and emotional baggage of slavery and racism.
    Titilayo says many African-Americans have poor self-esteem because they were born in a country that historically has devalued their lives.
    This is an important conversation you will not want to miss.

    Health Notes Airs Mondays 7:00-8:00PM

  • Lissa Jones is the outspoken articulate host of KMOJ’s (89.9 FM) Urban Agenda. Urban Agenda investigates the impact that beliefs and values held around ‘race’, place, class, identity, orientation, gender, faith, and occupation (vocation) impact the behavior of individuals, groups and structures within organizations.

    “This is equity: just and fair inclusion into a society in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential. Unlocking the promise of the nation by unleashing the promise in us all.” –

    Lissa will be sharing her enthusiasm knowledge and love of Black history with Health Notes

  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock on FIRST PERSON RADIO for our last full program (next week will be a look back at the years). Our guests are Elaine Salinas (ojibwe) and Graham Hartley from MIGIZI Communications, the home of FIRST PERSON RADIO.We will look back at our beginnings, where MIGIZI has gone in the last decade, and what the current projects are accomplishing.
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