Join Melinda J on Saturday, February 28th from 6-9 a.m. as A Great Blend of Watercolors celebrates Black History Month with a "Motown Musical Journey." Start your weekend off with A Great Blend of Watercolors, every Saturday from 6-9 a.m. — only on KFAI Fresh Air Radio. See you then!

Sugar Blues

It’s a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it’s as addictive as nicotine — and as poisonous. It’s sugar. And “Sugar Blues”, inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unmasks our generation’s greatest medical killer and shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.

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

The Nonviolent Peaceforce organization acts as unarmed civilian peacekeepers to reduce violence and protect civilians in situations of conflict worldwide. Mel Duncan is co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce and last year he was the recipient of the 2014 Honorary Award from the Hawkinson Foundation. Mel came in to KFAI to speak with Truth To Tell’s Tom O'Connell about this organization.

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Health Notes will celebrate African History Month by talking with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute, Titilayo Bediako. Titilayo was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history to African American youth through WE WIN Institute (a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children).

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

Feb 16th From Africa To Obama - Titilayo Bediako On Health Notes

Health Notes will celebrate African History Monthby talking with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute, Titilayo Bediako.

Titilayo was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history to African
American youth through WE WIN Institute ( a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children)

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

Thanks to everyone who came out for a KFAI benefit at the Turf Club on February 7th.  The event raised nearly $4,000 for Fresh Air Community Radio, and thanks to the work of videographer Paul Lundgren, amazing performances by Michael Yonkers, the X-Boys, The Mighty Mofos and the Flamin' Oh's have been posted on You Tube.  

 

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Before Prince and his funky Revolution, before indie bands like the Replacements and Hüsker Dü, the “Minneapolis sound” was defined by acoustic folk and blues music.

Tonight, producer Britt Aamodt takes us back to Dinkytown during the 1950s, where smoky coffeehouses provided a stage for the Minneapolis folk quake — launching the careers of Koerner, Ray & Glover, as well as a young man named Bob Dylan.

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Nanci Olesen is the director of the Mayflower Early Childhood Center in South Minneapolis, a Montessori preschool program for children 16 months to 6 years old. She stops by the Morning Blend regularly to talk about family and parenting issues. This week Nanci speaks with KFAI's Ryan Dawes about how and when to decide on a school plus how parents can stay involved with thier child's education.

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The Cedar Cultural Center is collaborating with Augsburg College for a series of Somali artist residencies called Midnimo.  The series has already included local musicians from the Twin Cities as well as international acts like The Dur-Dur Band who reunited for a show in November. The latest Midnimo artist residency features The North America Super Stars, based in Minneapolis.  This week they host workshops, collaborations, and perfomances throughout Minneapolis.

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