Katie and Blaine Garrett from MPLSArt.com join Ryan Dawes from the Tuesday Morning Blend to talk about upcoming visual arts events in the Twin Cities, including the Macro Machines of Russ White at Gamut, kinetic sculpture and interactive art at the Northrum King Building, and open studios in Northeast and Lowertown.  More information, including gallery openings, receptions, critiques, and local art news at MPLSArt.com.

Image: Russ White

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This weekend, the Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis will stage performances by the AXIS Dance Company.  These performers specialize in choreography known as "physically integrated dance," featuring artists with and without disabilities.  The production's reperatory includes work from choreographer Joe Goode that brings to light issues facing our nation’s veterans and addresses their resilience following severe life changes.  AXIS takes the stage at Cowles Friday, April 8 and

The City of Lakes Chorus has been dazzling audiences in the Minneapolis / St.

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April Verch is a fiddle player and step dancer from Canada's Ottawa Valley. She’s been touring and performing on the road for more than 10 years, and she’s playing Friday, April 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. at the Celtic Junction in St. Paul. KFAI's Paul Brohaugh spoke with her recently by telephone, a conversation you can hear after a bit of music off her album "The Newpart." 

Sarah Deer is an American lawyer, a professor of law at William Mitchell College, and a 2014 MacArthur fellow. She advocates for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence in Native American communities. She delivered a talk at the Hubert H.

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David Ludwig often uses an analogy when he talks about weight loss: Human beings are not toaster ovens. If we were, then the types of calories we consumed would not matter, and calorie counting would be the most effective way to lose weight.

Dr. Ludwig, an obesity expert and professor of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, argues that weight gain begins when people eat the wrong types of food, which throws their hormones out of whack and sets off a cycle of cravings, hunger and bingeing. In his new book, “Always Hungry?,” he argues that the primary driver of obesity today is not an excess of calories per se, but an excess of high glycemic foods like sugar, refined grains and other processed carbohydrates.

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

St. Paul’s Independent Filmmaker Project and the Knight Foundation have just announced the winner of their screenplay competition, which is a $10,000 prize for one Minnesota writer. The winner is Andy Froemke. His screenplay is called “The Lowrie Gang,” which tells the true story of a mixed race band of outlaws that lived in the swamps and faced off with the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina.

Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman announced his decision not to charge the officers who shot and killed Jamar Clark in North Minneapolis. The incident, investigation, and community response has increased tension between the Minneapolis Police Dept. and some Minneapolis residents. K.C. Harrison attended the public meeting and Rico Morales attended the rally where hundreds of people gathered and marched in the streets to show their disappointment with officials and to support each other.

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This week, Katie and Blaine Garrett from MPLSArt.com speak with KFAI's Ryan Dawes about upcoming visual arts events featuring Minneapolis artist Aza Erdich, an MCAD/SooVac exhibition honoring Suzy Greenberg, art created during a 48-hour lock-in at Electric Machete, and more.  

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International Women's Day 2016 was a great success. If you didn't get a chance to hear every programmed that aired over our 24 hour celebration, you can listen here! 

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