The country’s leading expert on organic food delivers the ultimate guide to the new culinary health movement—feasting on fermented probiotics, from artisanal cheese to kimchi.

In his extensive career as a bestselling cookbook author and TV garden-show host, Jeff Cox has always been keenly aware of the microbiology that helps his garden flourish. He has long known that microbes keep our bodies healthy as they ferment food, releasing their nutritional power and creating essential vitamins and enzymes. In The Essential Book of Fermentation ,Jeff Cox shares a bounty of recipes for nourishing the internal “garden.”

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With Summer in full swing the Twin Cities has an abundance of food sources for shoppers at farmer’s markets. Augsburg College and the West Bank Community Coalition have teamed up to provide two opportunities for fresh produce and other foods. These new farmers’ markets will begin on Tuesdays from 3-6 p.m. at the former Dania Hall site located next to The Nomad at 427 Cedar Ave. and Thursdays from 11am-2pm at the Augsburg College Ice Arena Plaza 2323 Riverside Ave.

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Earlier this year, Minnesota United soccer fans in Minneapolis rejoiced at the prospect of a Major League Soccer stadium slated for a site near the North Loop.  However, team owner Bill McGuire has recently begun looking elsewhere as Minneapolis city officials have been so far unwilling to offer tax breaks similar to what were offered to the Vikings.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with soccer writer and podcaster Wes Burdine, who's covered these developments for Northern Pitch and the

Police in Minneapolis may soon wear body cameras to record their dealings with members of the general public. But before that becomes official policy, members of the public were invited to weigh in on the issue. At a meeting this past weekend, the city’s Police Conduct Oversight Commission heard from the public on issues regarding policy creation. 

KFAI’s Rico Morales attended this meeting and filed this report.

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Minneapolis band Valet has a new album coming out called “The Truth Might Not Be Here,” which it will release Friday, July 10 at the Turf Club. Valet is sharing the bill with Gramophone, Whatever Forever, and Guante. The show starts at 8 p.m.  “The Truth Might not be Here” is also available for download. Valet's Robin Kyle stopped by the Thursday Morning Blend with his guitar to play something that will be on the new record.

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Kinshasha talks with Mike Robbins about his inspiring book, “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.”
The book reminds us that God created each one of us for a unique purpose. We live in a world where the lines between fake and real have blurred. Mike Robbins shares a powerful conversation that teaches us how to access and express the realness you crave in your work, your relationships, and yourself.

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The United States, China and Brazil have all signed new commitments to combat climate change.  These new developments suggest even more progress may come later this year in Paris, where the United Nations will hold a major conference on the issue.

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Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and other great teachers were all born with a brain built essentially like anyone else’s. Then they used their minds to change their brains in ways that changed history.

With the new breakthroughs in neuroscience, combined wth insights from thousands of years of contemplative practice, you, too, can shape your own brain fr greater happiness, love and wisdom. Written by Rick Hanson with neurologist Richard Mendius, MD, and with a forward by Daniel Sigel and a preface by Jack Kornfield, PhD, “Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love and Wisdom” joins modern science with ancient teachings to show you how to have greater emotional balance in turbulent times, as well as healthier relationships, more effective actions, and greater peace of mind.

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The KFAI show Jet Set Planet and host Glen Leslie were profiled in the Star Tribune by writer Kim Ode. 

Read the article while you listen to the most recent show.


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More than 50 volunteer singers comprise the Minneapolis-based Prairie Fire Lady Choir.  They sing everything from Metallica to Prince and perform at record stores, zombie pub crawls, and protests.  Rather than employing an artistic director, the choir uses consensus decision-making to guide their collective musical vision.  KFAI’s Ryan Dawes spoke with members of the choir at a recent rehearsal.

Photo courtesy of Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival


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