Join us for an evening of music, dance, and spoken word from some of the most talented artists in the Twin Cities! In honor of Women’s History Month, KFAI’s International Women’s Day Committee (IWD) is sponsoring a concert featuring some of your favorite Twin Cities women whose work is at once local and global. All ticket proceeds go towards KFAI’s mission to create diverse, inclusive radio programming for underrepresented communities in and around the metro area. This concert is a way for us to support and amplify the voices of the self-identified women in those communities.

Join Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on Fresh Fruit, March 19 at 7 pm with guests Venus de Mars performing LIVE in the studio from her new solo acoustic album “Flesh and Wire” and John Killacky talking about art, censorship and controversial gay performance artist Ron Athey, who he will be in conversation with at the Walker Art Center on March 26. Also joining us is 2nd Thursday Fresh Fruit co-host Quinn Villagomez.

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KFAI has a rich selection of programs that are only heard online – our web shows represent the developing sound of the station as new producers and DJ’s find their voices. In the hours leading up to the beginning of our Spring Membership Drive for 2015 (at 6am Saturday, March 14), we’ll showcase two of our web-only programs.

At 2 am, listen for Below The Waste as hosts Mason and Ben pursue their declared mission: “For over two years we’ve sought to embrace the terrible and sublime with equal affection.”

And at 4 am, DJ Takara and DJ Lady Em will bring you Versed Radio, with quality music drawn from a broad background.

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Treading North is a young Minneapolis band that says its sound has been beaten, torn, caressed, kissed, frozen, burned, loved into becoming a dream. The band has an EP release March 12th at 8:00 p.m. at the Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S, Minneapolis. You can find their information on Facebook. Gabriel Rodreick composed most of the music and sings in front.

White Castle might not be the first place you think of as a vegetarian paradise, but the chain has joined some others in the fast food business by offering a burger-type option for those who don’t eat animals. The Veggie Slider comes in at less than a dollar, and has the look and feel of the love-em-or-hate-em, standard issue, White Castle hamburger.

The Bell Museum of Natural History has partnered with Audubon Minnesota for an exhibit that illustrates the impact buildings have on bird populations. 

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Good'n'Country host Ken Hippler was joined by guest Robert Easley in this Black History Month salute to the Black artists of country music. The entire two-hour program on February 28 explored the many contributions of African-American artists throughout the history of country music, as well as their influences on other country performers. You can hear this fascinating look at an infrequently acknowledged aspect of country music through March 14, right here, in the KFAI archives.

March 6 marked the 11th Annual Sweet On School Dance in Support of Public Education. This annual event is broadcast live on KFAI’s Sugar Shop, from the Gym at Hiawatha Community School, 4201 42nd Ave. S. Minneapolis. As is tradition, Sugar Shop’s Lolly Obeda served as on-air host and full-time kid-wrangler.

Said Lolly prior to the broadcast: “Sweet On School is a celebration of all of the good things about school, and is free and open to the public. Sweet On School provides an opportunity for kids from across the metropolitan area to have their voices heard through the mighty megaphone of community radio. As usual, I plan to get as many kids as possible on the air. You can’t believe how empowering this is for kids and the wonderful things they say.”

Over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat every day. As a result, over 100 million experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes to high blood sugar to unattractive stomach bulges preventative cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: it’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.

On Thursday night, February 26th, KFAI presented a live broadcast of The Campbell Brothers from the Walker Art Center to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” This work is considered to be among the greatest created by Coltrane, a much-honored innovator in American jazz. The Campbell Brothers have developed a unique steel guitar-driven sound called “sacred steel,’ combining gospel music with electric steel guitars.

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