The movement to ban same-sex conversion therapy in Minnesota picked up the support of GLAAD (formerly the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation

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How many languages do you speak?  

Gregg Roberts, a world language specialist for the state of Utah, says “Speaking only one language is the illiteracy of the 21st century”.

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Jim Carroll was 19 and homesick. He was crammed into one of 900 C 47s along with 15 buddies of the 101st Airborne Division, the “Screaming Eagles”. They were loaded down with 100 pound packs, containing their rifle, ammunition and a 3-day supply of k rations. German guns fired from the French beaches below. The tracers flashed around them.

It was June 6, 1944, D Day, and Jim was in the first wave. Jim parachuted into a small meadow with a stream running through it. He made it through that first deadly day and went on to several major battles of World War II, including Bastogne in Belgium, Operation Market Garden in Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. He was decorated many times and just recently received France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor Medal. (Médaille de la Légion d’Honneur)

Jim, now 91, will speak tonight, December 2, 20014 about his experiences on Bonjour Minnesota, 8:00-10:00 PM. He will speak in the first part of the program, hosted by Caryl Minnetti and Dana Bogema. Don’t miss this interesting interview which is historically important.

Mike Robbins is the author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and Nothing Changes Until You Do, which have been translated into fourteen different languages.

Each week, KFAI’s Cinema Shanty considers a current film that will screen in the Twin Cities.  Join Peter Schilling and Kathie Smith as they discuss the most engaging and provocative cinema being produced today.  This week they talk with Bennett Miller, the director of one of the most highly regarded new films of the season  - "Foxcatcher".  

 

 

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Minneapolis resident Mohamed Ahmed calls himself an average person with the most common name in the world. What makes him not-so-average, however, is that he started a series of online cartoon videos to convince young Somali Americans and others not to join radical militant groups that purport to do violence in the name of Islam. He writes the scripts in Minneapolis and sends them to a animator in India.

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When you dream about the great jobs you don’t have but wish you did, have you ever considered being a professional ballroom dancer?

Yes, there are people who do that.  Many of them are in Columbus, Ohio this weekend for the Ohio Star Ball, a competitive festival of dance sport. 

One of them is Jon Chen, a professional ballroom dancer.  He talked with KFAI’s Mark Koerner, who asked Jon how he got into the business.   

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Last week the Minneapolis City Council approved the city’s application for a new federal program designed to improve services and neighborhoods in low-income areas.

Ten members of the Council voted in support of seeking “Promise Zone” designation, while two abstained.

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Dr. Alicia Stanton explains the dietary, lifestyle, and environmental factors that contribute to hormone imbalances, what can be done to restore healthy hormone balance, and how to achieve greater overall health and wellness.
Women today are experiencing the effects of fluctuations in multiple hormones, in addition to those associated with child bearing, and most of these changes are triggered by factors outside the female reproductive organs. That’s what most physicians don’t understand. Dr. Alicia Stanton has a special interest in hormone balance and its effect on menopausal symptoms, weight gain, PMS, energy levels and stress. Her experience also translates well to manage her male patients and their hormonal issues, including low testosterone, adrenal fatigue and low libido.

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

Election Day 2014 was sleepier than most. The election issued in a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and in the Senate, but national voter turnout and overall political engagement among voters was notably low.