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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Steve Kramer died suddenly on Saturday, January 19th. He was the leader of the band The Wallets and was well known as a creative force in music and advertising in the Twin Cities.
Two of his artistic collaborators visited KFAI to talk about their friend.

To hear more about Steve Kramer, listen to this week’s archive of the Pop Shop. Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy interview Kristian Hoffman—a friend and fellow musician, who talks about his time with Steve as members of the No Wave band The Contortions in NYC during the 1970s.

And coming up on Friday, January 25: Remembering Steve Kramer and The Wallets on the Fubar Omniverse

Join Blanche from 10am-noon as she digs into the KFAI archives to bring you a live performance of The Wallets in Loring Park, 1987. Whether you were dancing like mad next to the band’s signature Cadillac ambulance, or are just learning about this too-often-overlooked contributor to The Minneapolis Sound, you won’t want to miss this live recording of The Wallets. Thanks to KFAI Board President and longtime-broadcast recording engineer Chris Dronen for this special program.

Barbara Stanwyck fought her way up the ladder to become a Hollywood star. In February, the Trylon Microcinema pays tribute to Stanwyck’s career with the Ball of Fire: Barbara Stanwyck series, produced by Trylon board member and projectionist Peter Schilling. KFAI’s Sabrina Crews has more…

A rare opportunity to apply for a firefighting job in Minneapolis is coming up at the end of January.
Captain Melanie Rucker stopped by KFAI’s Morning Blend to tell us about it.

March 15, 2013 to March 30, 2013
Venue Name: 
Southern Theater
Price Range: 
$15 - $25; Discounts for groups, seniors, students, and MN Fringe button holders

Marian Wright Edelman says “we don’t have a money problem in the United States, we have a values and priorities problem”.
She was the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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Byron Katie, founder of The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. As she guides people through the powerful process of inquiry she calls The Work, they find that their stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or themselves— radically shift and their lives are changed forever.

Health Notes Airs Mondays – 6:30-7:30pm

Katie will talk with Health Notes about The Work and how it relates to the work of Dr. Martin Luther King.