This is National School Choice week, organized to promote the idea that in many places around the country, especially Minnesota, students and their families have some flexibility in where they get their education. 

Minnesota Online High School announced last week that it has received national accreditation by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.  That makes it one of two accredited online charter schools in Minnesota.

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Kimala Kai joins Health Notes to share her story of how she became a teacher of what she calls:
“Body Wisdom.” A close call with death at age 20 sent her on a life long journey to weave together the
essential elements necessary to be fully alive in the human experience called:”Life.”

We will also be talking with Connie Delgado, founder of Traveling Goddesses: Transformational Travel for Women which offers women opportunities for intentional travel to the Mexican Yucatan in a safe and supportive setting. Imagine having the space to explore and celebrate who you are and creating power, possibility and transformation in a tropical paradise with other amazing women. Health Notes Airs Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm

A member of the Egyptian parliament and a spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood is in Minnesota this week. Dr. Abdel Mawgoud Dardery stopped by KFAI and appeared on The Morning Blend.

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After Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential contest last fall, observers are wondering what the future will hold for Mormons in politics. KFAI’s Jemma Brown went to Salt Lake City to find out.

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KFAI will celebrate Black History Month (BHM) with a special day of programming on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. The station is looking for dynamic live programming – produced by African Americans – that explores the history of our people in America. KFAI would like to invite station volunteers, community groups and community members to participate in this year’s programming. Selected proposals will air on February 19th…

A report issued by the City of Minneapolis tries to explain what leads to crashes between bicycles and cars. This study examined thousands of crash reports over the course of a decade, from 2000 to 2010.

Simon Blenski of the bike and pedestrian section of the Minneapolis Public Works Department wrote the report. He talked with KFAI’s Yvette Howie and Dale Connelly on The Morning Blend.

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From a society disrupter to a violence interrupter, Mr. Coby Williams has transformed his life. Once part of the problem he is now a part of the solution to end gun violence in Chicago. He talked with KFAI’s Yvette Howie.

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KFAI presents Ruthie Foster in concert Tuesday, Jan. 29. Ruthie Foster will be interviewed on The Rockhouse today, 4:00-6:00

Final day for submitting program proposals for International Women’s Day 2013 is Friday, January 25. KFAI’s annual celebration of International Women’s Day is taking place on Friday, March 8, 2013, from midnight to midnight. IWD is a holiday recognized by the United Nations and is celebrated throughout the world on March 8. KFAI has been celebrating International Women’s Day since 1989! KFAI celebrates IWD with 24 hours of programming, providing expanded opportunities for women’s and girls’ voices to be heard on the airwaves. We do this by inviting girls and women from the Twin Cities area to produce special radio shows that air on March 8.

This week on MinneCulture: “The Walk to School,” an audio documentary about a Minneapolis family’s decision to attend public school outside its immediate residential zone. Producer Ralph L. Crowder III explores education and school choice through the lens of Monique, a single parent raising her daughter Amaree, and her niece Leslie. “The Walk to School” is a day-in-the-life account of how the family copes with the public education achievement gap, and what it’s doing to create better opportunities for the next generation. Ralph Crowder is an independent producer from Minneapolis who specializes in local and national education issues. MinneCulture airs every Monday and Wednesday evening from 7:30-8pm on KFAI, and is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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