A rock climber with cerebral palsy. A graffiti artist with ALS. A blues singer with polio. These are all real-life stars of films to be screened when the ReelAbilities film fest tours through the Twin Cities. Whether it’s a comedy, drama, or documentary, these films are all united by people and their will to surmount challenges. KFAI’s Ryan Dawes spoke with Norm Munk, the Executive Producer of the festival, about these stories on the Morning Blend.

A transformative family lifestyle guide on the power of plant-based eating—with 120 recipes—from world-renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt

Kinshasha talks with renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete and high-profile wellness advocate Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt, The Plantpower Way shares the joy and vibrant health they and their whole family have experienced living a plant-based lifestyle. This conversation is bursting with inspiration, practical guidance, and invitation into the beautiful healthy life their family has created.

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

The 8th Annual Fakoly Drum & Dance Project took place May 29-31 at the University of Minnesota’s Rarig Center.

This year’s festival was called Wontanara (We Are United). Wontanara brought together dancers and master drummers from throughout the Twin Cities and areas of West Africa. With master classes over two days and an evening live performance, this gathering displayed the growth of traditional African dance and percussion in the Twin Cities.

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Project DIVA is North Minneapolis-based program established to provide under-served girls with the tools and support to end the cycle of the poverty endemic in our communities.

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Master Gardener and mindfulness meditation teacher Cheryl Wilfong lovingly offers us a rich bouquet of the Buddha’s teachings. Her gentle, friendly, and humorous tone creates a nurturing environment in which to practice mindfulness in our very own gardens. Wilfong invites us to stroll through our flowerbeds, appreciating them just as they are, and noticing the joy they bring us.

Let The Meditative Gardener be your guide. Beginning meditators will find practical easy-to-follow suggestions. Lapsed meditators can refresh their practice. And seasoned meditators will appreciate the variety of wisdom practices that can be transplanted into daily life in the garden.

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

On May 27th, KFAI celebrated American Indian Month in Minnesota with its third edition of Turtle Island Voices Rising – 24 hours of Indigenous/Native American programming.

Midnight-3 am — Charlie Thayer will be on board to bring you his new selections in music.

3-6 am — Roy Taylor brings you his special mix of music, musings, and news.

Pop Wagner has been part of the folk scene in Minneapolis since he arrived in town over 40 years ago. He will be helping to start a new vibe on University Avenue in Minneapolis. Pop Wagner spoke with KFAI’s Rico Morales about his career, influences, and more. Pop Wagner will be playing at The Roots Cellar at University Baptist Church in Minneapolis.
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May 29, 2015 to June 28, 2015
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Pillsbury House Theatre
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Pick Your Price. (Reg. $25)

On Minneculture, we’ll visit the Minnesota History Center as some of the featured authors from a new anthology of African American writing celebrate the publication of their work. The book is called Blues Vision, and one of the featured writers is J. Otis Powell.

Here’s an excerpt from the Minneculture broadcast – J. Otis Powell reading from page 78 of the book – a piece called “Tongue Swallow.”

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