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July 25, 2014 to July 26, 2014
 

The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival opens with more than 200 films, events, panels and parties. KFAI’s Cinema Shanty team, Kathie Smith and John Moret, bring you a look at this annual pageant as festivities begin.

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The Metrodome has pretty much disappeared from Minneapolis, with up to 80% of the material from the building being recycled.
In the meantime, work is underway to put up a new Minnesota Vikings and multi-purpose stadium that’s expected to open in the summer of 2016.
An essential aspect of the project is an effort to direct construction-related jobs to people who are underrepresented in the workforce – minorities, women and veterans.
Summit Academy OIC has been selected by the Stadium Authority to provide a link connecting people in these target groups with the employment opportunities they need.
They’re having a job and opportunity fair Thursday, April 3rd from 4 pm to 6:30 pm at the Sabathani Community Center in South Minneapolis.
Gary Courtney is coordinating that effort for Summit Academy OIC. He talked with KFAI’s Mike Fischbein, who asked how the project was doing on meeting diversity hiring goals.

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At a recent meeting of the Arab League, the emir of Kuwait said the United Nations Security Council must do more to solve the conflict in Syria, arguing that it now “threatens the security and stability of the world.”
Last month, top U.N. officials said that as Syria’s grinding conflict enters its fourth year, Syrians are set to replace Afghans as the world’s largest refugee population.
Millions have fled the fighting. At least one million refugees are in camps in neighboring Lebanon. Many others are in Jordan, but not all live in official settlements.
Some manage to find housing in Amman, where they wait for a peace that seems quite distant. With assistance from Afnan Al Wahsh, KFAI’s Erin Luhmann filed this report.

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If you are struggling with an emotional or physical health challenge, Free to Love, Free to Heal offers a unique, proven path to authentic healing. In this book, renowned mind-body physician and Chopra Center co-founder, David Simon, M.D., guides us in the five-step process that has helped thousands release their emotional pain, find freedom from the past, and reclaim happiness.

In Free to Love, Free to Heal, board-certified neurologist David Simon provides a systematic approach to identifying, mobilizing, and releasing the life-damaging beliefs and their corresponding physical imbalances that contribute to chronic pain, anxiety, obesity, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, addictive behaviors, chronic fatigue, immune disorders, and many other psychological and physical health conditions.

Drawing upon the Eastern healing arts and modern science, Dr. Simon shows you how to identify and transform the core misunderstanding that inhibit your body’s natural healing response. If you are prepared to become an active partner in your own healing journey, the information within this book will help you heal your emotions and heal your body
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Weigh-in on New Website Survey

KFAI will have a new website developed through the Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge on April 12-13. We’d like to hear from you, our valued listeners, donors, volunteers and the public, on what you would like to see on our new site.

Let your voice be heard!

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a new report that says global warming is changing human and natural systems worldwide. The panel is calling for swift action to mitigate the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on the planet. Without action to address the problem, hundreds of millions of people could be affected by coastal flooding and displaced due to land loss by the year 2100.

J. Drake Hamilton is the science policy director at Fresh Energy, an organization that advocates for a forward-thinking energy policy. She talked with KFAI’s Terry Carter, who wanted to know if there was anything truly “new” in this assessment.

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Today many people make telephone calls casually, with not much thought given to cost. For that you can thank cell phones and calling plans that include all the minutes you might want to use.
But for people who are in prison, picking up the phone and connecting with their lawyers, family, and loved ones on the outside can be an expensive proposition.

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A new report highlights the importance of equity to Minnesota’s economic future.
“Minnesota’s Tomorrow – Equity is the Superior Growth Model” was commissioned by several local organizations, including the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation. The research was done by a national group called Policy Link. Policy Link’s mission is to advance economic and social equity.
Stacey Millett is a Senior Program Officer with Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and Jennifer Tran is a researcher with Policy Link. They stopped by KFAI to talk with Morning Blend host Mike Fischbein.

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Thanks to our many listeners and volunteers who submitted testimonials to the “The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge” on why KFAI needs a new website.

I am pleased to announce that KFAI has been selected, among 18 Twin Cities nonprofits, to receive 24 consecutive hours of web development. That’s about 240 hours of web development for each nonprofit.

We at KFAI would like to thank the Nerdery and all of the nerds (web pros) who have volunteered their time and talents to this important project that will benefit our community!

I look forward to introducing our new and improved website later this year!

Again, thank you for your support!

Willie Dean, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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