Executive search and consulting firm, Versique, along with sister company McKinley Consulting, announced its third annual women’s professional clothing drive to support local non-profit, Dress For Success Twin Cities. The drive takes place from April 24-May 8 this year.

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CO Exhibitions is hosting its second annual “Cinco De Mayhem” participatory event in Northeast Minneapolis. More than 20 local artists have been carefully building exquisite pinatas just for the smashing pleasure of the public at large, with stage lighting and instant slow motion replays.

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KFAI would like to welcome its newest marketing and PR intern, Seth Hynes-Marquette! He is currently a Junior studying Percussion Performance and Music Business at McNally Smith College of Music.

Seth was born and raised in Le Sueur, Minnesota, where he attended Le Sueur-Henderson High School. While there, he participated in football, wrestling, track and field, fall musicals, jazz band, and the singing quartet “Four On The Floor”, before graduating in 2012. Seth began writing creatively at age 8, creating comedic short stories for his friends and family. Later, he would begin writing more original short stories and screenplay ideas, as well as developing an interest in journalism. At age 14, Seth began playing the drums, and, shortly after, he utilized these interests towards building his future.

Come Down for some rad music at the Nomad World Pub featuring: Breakfast Anytime, Some Pulp, and Hot Cellars. The show will also be live radio simulcast, 10pm-12am, presented by Live From Stuido 5. All contributions at the door will go to support KFAI – 90.3 FM Minneapolis – 106.7 FM St. Paul, Fresh Air Radio.

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Dora Zaidenweber and “Sky Tinged Red”
Produced by Susan Budig

Dora Zaidenweber is a survivor. She and her family survived a Nazi death camp in Auschwitz during World War II. Decades later she set to work on translating her father Isaia’s memoir from Yiddish to English, to share the story of her family’s experiences. Aided by her daughter and grandsons, Dora triumphed over obstacles like the language barrier, missing manuscript pages, and failing eyesight to finally complete the memoir, “Sky Tinged Red.” Now in her 80s, Dora continues to speak publicly about her experiences.

Tune into MinneCulture on Wednesday, April 30, at 7:30pm to hear the full audio documentary, produced by Susan Budig.

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Cherry Sky Studios is a Twin Cities rap collective bringing together a group of well-established artists. They’re releasing a collective album, called “Red Eye Flight”, with a live performance in Northeast Minneapolis.
Cherry Sky members visited KFAI recently and talked with Rico Morales.

Cherry Sky Studios will release “Red Eye Flight” at Honey Bar and Lounge in Northeast Minneapolis tonight beginning at 9:00pm. More information about the group can be found at Cherry Sky Studios dot com.

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Only a few days remain to submit your proposal for the Knight Foundation Arts Challenge in St. Paul.
The Challenge is a contest of ideas backed by 1.5 million dollars that will be spent on arts and culture projects to engage and enrich the city. The program is distinguished by its openness and the simplicity of the application process. Dennis Scholl is vice president for arts at the Knight Foundation. He spoke with KFAI’s Ron Thums on the Morning Blend.

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MS can be a tragic disease which usually affects adults in the prime of their lives, and may even occur in childhood. Many authorities suggest there is little that people can do for themselves apart from taking medication and waiting until they deteriorate. This approach is unhelpful, and can leave people feeling powerless and depressed.

In his new book Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Professor Jelinek reviews the core principles of staying well after a diagnosis of MS, building on Taking Control of Multiple Sclerosis and the surprising conclusion that MS is a disease largely determined by lifestyle factors. Diet, sunlight, exercise, meditation, preventing depression, resolution of difficult emotional issues and other lifestyle factors are all examined in light of the massive growth in high quality medical research in recent years. This new research supports that attention to these factors can significantly improve quality of life and chance of recovery for people diagnosed with MS.

Health Notes Airs Mondays 6:30-7:30PM


Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges focused on economic equity during her first State of the City address at the American Indian Center.
The mayor also emphasized more attention to children with her “Cradle-to-K Cabinet,” and endorsed transit systems as tools for economic growth.
She also urged Minneapolis residents to try being a little less modest about their city’s accomplishments.
KFAI’s Janis Lane-Ewart and Rico Morales prepared this report.

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Each week, KFAI’s Cinema Shanty considers a current film that will screen in the Twin Cities. Join Peter Schilling and Kathie Smith as they discuss the most engaging and provocative cinema being produced today. This week, it’s the film “Only Lovers Left Alive” from director Jim Jarmusch.

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