Tonight MinneCulture presents a live performance by Junkboat—Germaine Gemberling's "rock and roll" project—featuring Germaine on guitar and lead vocals, Rich Mattson on guitar and vocals, Al Shroeter on bass and David Loy on drums. The show was recorded in Duluth at the Rex by Keenan McIntryre, and mixed and produced by Tom Garneau.

MinneCulture airs Wednesdays at 7:30pm, and is made possible by a grant from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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Mary Turck is a Twin Cities based journalist who writes the News Day blog.   She stops by KFAI regularly to talk about current events with Mike Fischbein on the Morning Blend.  On Wednesday, January 21, their conversation touched on recent protests staged by the group Black Lives Matter, and President Obama's State of the Union Speech 

 

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On Monday, January 19th, the United Negro College Fund and General Mills collaborated to present the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast at the Minneapolis Convention Center.  This massive celebration has become a Twin Cities tradition.  

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The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the anger, fear, depression, addiction, and violence in the world. Experience the happiness of undoing those thoughts through The Work, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature. Kinshasha and Katie will explore the work as it relates to social justice in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

In Entering the Healing Ground, author and soul activist Francis Weller, offers a new vision of grief and sorrow. He reveals the hidden vitality in grief, uncovered when the heart welcomes the sorrows of our life and those of the world. When the deeper rhythms of grief are allowed to emerge, we become aware of the intimate connection we share with all things. We are ripened in times of loss, made more human by the rites of grief. Through story, poetry and insightful reflections.

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

KFAI is proud of its line-up of Sunday shows produced by members of immigrant communities in their native languages. 

Sometimes, members of our English-only speaking audience ask for more information about these programs, including details about content.  

One way to find out what's in a foreign language show is to talk with the host. 

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For a decade, Walt Whitman has been roaming around Patrick Scully's mind, gestating performance material. Last summer Patrick premiered "Leaves of Grass – Uncut" at Illusion Theater with a cast of 19. Patrick is now creating the show as a solo, with two open rehearsals to begin the process.

Patrick Scully talked with Brenda Bell Brown on the Morning Blend.  

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New Years is a thrilling time for those who want to change their lives. When children catch on to the excitement, parents should make sure their resolutions are appropriate and fun.

Nanci Olesen is the director of the Mayflower Early Childhood Center in South Minneapolis; a Montessori preschool program for children aged 16 months to six years old.

Nanci stops by The Morning Blend regularly to talk about family and parenting issues, and she talked recently with Ron Thums about families and resolutions.

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Music Host/ Engineer: Jean Silverberg

Producer: Ryan Dawes 

YOUR BODY IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING

Feeling stressed out, sick, or anxious? Not sure what your next move should be-or why your thinking is so cloudy? Time to get out of your head and into your body, that brilliant vehicle that is communicating with you all the time. Your body not only knows what you truly want; it can help you handle any situation you find yourself in. Unfortunately, most of us never learned how to read our body’s clues—and as a result, we go through life disconnected from our true desires, acting instead in accordance with what the world wants from us. This book shows you how to stop overthinking every decision and start living a life in which happiness and fulfillment are the natural byproducts of being true to yourself. This step-by-step guide shows you how to unlock your body’s natural intelligence, free your mind of negative thoughts, and map your path to greater satisfaction. You’ll learn how your body can help you:

Erase self-doubt
Expand your awareness
Make better decisions
Improve your relationships
Find your passion and purpose
Boost your health and well-being

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