The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis has brought Greg Bank’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic children’s story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to life in a spare but resonant production. Ansa Akyea plays multiple roles, most notably the escaped slave Jim. And Victor Zupanc appears on stage throughout as one of two musicians who participate in, and accompany, the action. They talked with KFAI’s Brenda Bell Brown about the the complexity and power of this simple story.

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When access to a traditional library isn't convenient, a Hudson-based not-for-profit offers a solution:  Little Free Libraries.  United by the organization Little Free Library, over 25,000 donation-based libraries have sprouted in neighborhoods throughout the world.  Residents or local organizations can build their own little free library or order pre-fab libraries from LFL.  Then local residents stock and swap books as they please, all for free.  According to LFL's data, the average library is v

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In the 1980s, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, co-directed a study of more than 4 dozen diseases and 367 items of socio-economic, lifestyle, nutrition, and genetic information across a population of 6,500 adults in rural china, generating more than 8,000 statistically significant associations. Those ground breaking results, along with many other research projects described in the bestselling book, The China Study, support the theory that a whole-food, plant-based diet is linked to lower rates of chronic disease. More than a million people across the world have read The China Study and have been convinced by empirical evidence to adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet

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Join us for an evening of music, dance, and spoken word from some of the most talented artists in the Twin Cities! In honor of Women’s History Month, KFAI’s International Women’s Day Committee (IWD) is sponsoring a concert featuring some of your favorite Twin Cities women whose work is at once local and global. All ticket proceeds go towards KFAI’s mission to create diverse, inclusive radio programming for underrepresented communities in and around the metro area. This concert is a way for us to support and amplify the voices of the self-identified women in those communities.

Join Dixie Treichel and John Townsend on Fresh Fruit, March 19 at 7 pm with guests Venus de Mars performing LIVE in the studio from her new solo acoustic album “Flesh and Wire” and John Killacky talking about art, censorship and controversial gay performance artist Ron Athey, who he will be in conversation with at the Walker Art Center on March 26. Also joining us is 2nd Thursday Fresh Fruit co-host Quinn Villagomez.

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KFAI has a rich selection of programs that are only heard online – our web shows represent the developing sound of the station as new producers and DJ’s find their voices. In the hours leading up to the beginning of our Spring Membership Drive for 2015 (at 6am Saturday, March 14), we’ll showcase two of our web-only programs.

At 2 am, listen for Below The Waste as hosts Mason and Ben pursue their declared mission: “For over two years we’ve sought to embrace the terrible and sublime with equal affection.”

And at 4 am, DJ Takara and DJ Lady Em will bring you Versed Radio, with quality music drawn from a broad background.

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Treading North is a young Minneapolis band that says its sound has been beaten, torn, caressed, kissed, frozen, burned, loved into becoming a dream. The band has an EP release March 12th at 8:00 p.m. at the Triple Rock Social Club, 629 Cedar Ave. S, Minneapolis. You can find their information on Facebook. Gabriel Rodreick composed most of the music and sings in front.

White Castle might not be the first place you think of as a vegetarian paradise, but the chain has joined some others in the fast food business by offering a burger-type option for those who don’t eat animals. The Veggie Slider comes in at less than a dollar, and has the look and feel of the love-em-or-hate-em, standard issue, White Castle hamburger.

The Bell Museum of Natural History has partnered with Audubon Minnesota for an exhibit that illustrates the impact buildings have on bird populations. 

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Good'n'Country host Ken Hippler was joined by guest Robert Easley in this Black History Month salute to the Black artists of country music. The entire two-hour program on February 28 explored the many contributions of African-American artists throughout the history of country music, as well as their influences on other country performers. You can hear this fascinating look at an infrequently acknowledged aspect of country music through March 14, right here, in the KFAI archives.