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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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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Several weeks have passed since national headlines described a Minnesota journalism controversy dubbed “Pointergate”.  

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Master Chunyi Lin’s meditation is “A healer in every family and a world without pain.”

Chunyi Lin is a certified international qigong master and the founder and creator of Spring Forest Qigong. His fluency in numerous Chinese dialects provided him the rare opportunity to study with many of the most respected qigong masters in his native China. He has been teaching qigong and using qigong techniques to help others for more than twenty-five years. Master Lin is also highly skilled in tai chi and Chinese herbal medicine.

He is the founder of Spring Forest Qigong, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon.com bestseller, Born A Healer. He is also coauthor with Dr. Nisha Manek of the Mayo Clinic of a chapter on Qigong in a medical school textbook, The Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition.

He is director of the Spring Forest Center in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA, where he works with people from all over the world. Helping them, empowering them, to overcome serious health challenges and return to optimal wellness

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The movement to ban same-sex conversion therapy in Minnesota picked up the support of GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

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