The Twin Cities Annual Pride Fesitval begins Friday, June 26th and ends Sunday, the 28th with a parade. 

Leading the parade will be transgender artist Andrea Jenkins, who stopped by KFAI's studios for a conversation with Janis Lane-Ewart.

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From Women’s Health contributor and yoga expert Kathryn Budig—the essential, authoritative guide to yoga, for beginners and beyond.
Approximately 16 millions Americans now practice yoga on a regular basis. Devotees can’t rave enough about this ancient art of meditation, breathing, and physical postures that calms the mind and slims the body.
Unlike fitness fads, yoga is worth the hype. The postures stretch and tone lean muscle mass and sculpt a strong and slender physique—burning up to 400 calories in a 90-minute session. But yoga does something even better. It’s proven to reduce the biggest cause of weight gain—stress—which 43% of Americans say makes them overeat.

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

How would the Mississippi River look if it was allowed to flow naturally down the hundred-foot drop between downtown Minneapolis and Fort Snelling?

Ron Way is a former staffer for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior, and has done environmental reporting for several Midwest newspapers.

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Ask nearly any Minnesotan about lutefisk and you’re likely to get a funny answer, especially from Minnesotans with Scandinavian roots. In this episode of “MinneHistory” we explore a controversial subject: Lutefisk. The fragrant and gelatinous Scandinavian-American codfish delicacy has long been associated with Minnesota. People love to celebrate – and poke fun at – this traditional immigrant food. What is Lutefisk, and how is it made? And why is it so smelly? KFAI's Jess Mador finds out with a visit to Olsen Fish Company, the largest lutefisk producer.

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Golden Retrievers swimming with dolphins. French bulldogs do-see-doeing with deer. A black bear and a Bengal tiger. That kind of thing. But you don’t have to go to Youtube to catch an unusual mashup. At Como Zoo in St. Paul, a harpist and some 400-pound gorillas have enjoyed exchanging music for nearly a decade. KFAI’s Diane Richard has the story.

 

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Get the facts on: bone health basics; risk factors for bone loss and fractures; bone density “DXA” scans; exercise and nutrition; vitamin D; prescription medicines; controversial “hot topics”; complementary and alternative approaches; and common health problems and medicines affecting your bones.

Designed to be practical and user-friendly, each chapter ends with a bottom-line summary, “The Bare Bones,” allowing you to easily reference issues of interest. This book is a clear, accurate, and up-to-date guide to improving bone health and contributing to a healthier life

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On Sunday, June 14, there will be a Block Party to benefit Our Saviour’s Housing in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis.

 

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The Upper St. Anthony Falls lock closed for good at midnight on June 9. KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh decided to take one last run down the lock, about an hour before the congressional act to close the lock took effect. Here he is in a 17-foot canoe, along with his friends Kyle, Philip and Russell.

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Philip Shorey is a local musician and creative type who recently attended the New York City Musical Saw Festival. The festival is a gathering for all types of people who play the musical saw, and it’s the group responsible for the Guiness world record for the largest ensemble of musical saw players.

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With increasing abuse of prescription drugs affecting every facet of society, Dr.Mel Pohl talks with Kinshasha about treating chronic pain without the use of opiates and/or other prescription painkillers. Focus is on a holistic approach to living with chronic pain.

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