James “Jimmie” Stroud is a native of Washington DC. Stroud says he came to Minnesota in 1984 as a stand-up comic to do some fundraising for a local youth group. He stayed in Minnesota and has done work with the Minneapolis Urban League and the Legal Rights Center of Minnesota. He currently works as a Career Transition Specialist at the Hubert Humphrey Job Corps Center in St. Paul. KFAI’s Dale Connelly asked Stroud why he decided to run for mayor of Minneapolis.
Kinshasha talks with Mike Robbins about his inspiring book, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.
Be Yourself, Everyone Else Is Already Taken" 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.
On the Friday morning of October 25th, we started with the goal only being $13,000 away, and it turned into a $13,000 day! As of 9:25pm on Jet Set Planet, KFAI received a generous pledge to break through our $80,000 goal for our Fall Pledge Drive!
We would like to thank all Staff, Volunteer, Members and Listeners for their their tremendous support and dedication over the past 13 days, and it is never to late to Get On Board, and show your support: you can pledge here on our website; look for the green “Donate to KFAI” button in the upper right-hand corner.
Alaffia was co-founded in 2003 by Olowo-n’djo Tchala and Rose Hyde as a means of alleviating poverty and advancing gender equality in Togo, West Africa. Alaffia was created to help West African communities become sustainable, and we do this through the fair trade of indigenous resources. Empowering individuals is one key to sustainability. We encourage empowerment through our community projects, our women’s cooperatives, and through education and involvement in our local, customer communities. We firmly believe that the cooperation of people across the world is an essential part of building sustainability in all our communities.
Health Notes shares an important conversation about the creation of world community with Allafia co-founder Olowo-n’djo Tchala.
In just about two weeks, voters in St. Paul and Minneapolis will go to the polls to use Ranked Choice Voting in city elections. In Minneapolis, some tightly contested, multi candidate races will give the relatively new Ranked Choice Voting system a chance to show its value – if voters AND candidates understand how to use it.
An exhibition called “Perspectives – (re)Defining the Asian American Experience” is happening on Saturday night, October 19th, at the Neighborhood House in St. Paul.
Chay Douangphouxay is part of the presentation. She’s a spoken word artist of Asian decent. She stopped by KFAI and talked with Dale Connelly on The Morning Blend. Chay shares a little bit about her personal background and how she came to be the artist she is today, re-defining the Asian American Experience and drawing influence from the Asian Community. She also talks about how her living experience in a Thai refugee camp contributes to her work in spoken word and affects her life today in the Minneapolis North side projects.
Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend with filmmaker Ellen Marie Hinchciffe-Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen (world premiere); Jammin’ & Jambalaya for Gender Justice and 30 Bands for 30 Hours! with Avenues for Homeless Youth and The 30 Days Foundation plus music and surprises!
On coming Sunday, Oct. 20th – in Twin Cities is coming the Midwest premier of BRASSLANDS – the documentary film about the world’s largest festival of the Balkan brass music and trumpet competition in Guča, Serbia.
A tiny Serbian village explodes with brass cacophony and riotous celebration as more than half a million music fans descend upon Guča, the world’s largest trumpet competition. Amidst a cast of defending Serbian champions and struggling Roma Gypsies, an unlikely brass band from New York City, Zlatne Uste, voyages to represent the United States only a decade after NATO bombs rocked Belgrade. They will be the first Americans ever to compete at Guča. BRASSLANDS offers an intimate and sometimes unsettling portrait of how the hopes and fears of this diverse group of characters collide in their search for common ground and musical ecstasy.
This week MinneCulture presents youth poets from across the Twin Cities. The Capri Theater in North Minneapolis stages an open-mic event on the first Monday of every month. Recently, young people participating in the Brave New Voices international youth poetry tournament performed to a full house. Hear their passion and connect with this new generation of poets, coached by local poet/educator Guante, and hosted by hip-hop/spoken-word/community advocate Tish Jones of TruArtSpeaks.
This evening the annual Otto Silha Lecture at the University of Minnesota will feature James Goodale, author of a book called “Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles.” Goodale was in a good position to learn the inside story – he was vice chairman and general counsel of the New York Times during the Pentagon Papers litigation in 1971.
James Goodale visited KFAI and talked with Will Wright.
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