Transit as a public policy issue has gained some prominence in the Twin Cities lately with the impending launch of the Green Line light rail line connecting St. Paul and Minneapolis. The political struggle to extend the Green Line from Minneapolis to the southwestern suburbs has also raised a chorus of voices both supporting and opposing parts of the plan.
Among the many voices are those of people living on the north side of Minneapolis. Some recently talked with Michael McDowell, who is an organizer on Transit issues for the group “Neighborhoods Organizing for Change.”
McDowell produced a You Tube video on the topic and discussed transit equity with KFAI’s Paul Brohaugh.

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Barbara Bridges is an artist who starts conversations.
At Art-a-Whirl last year she created an object called “Ode to Gluten” to elicit collective memories about everything connected to wheat.
This year, her Art-a-Whirl project is called “Found in our Water.”
Barbara Bridges talked with KFAI’s Mike Fischbein, who asked about the inspiration behind the project.

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Each year, one of the most anticipated local arts announcements is the Walker Art Center’s upcoming Performing Arts schedule.
This year the Walker is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with more than two dozen programs include five world premieres, multiple commissions, residencies, and co-presentations.
Performers will come from as far away as Africa and Japan and as near as our own backyard. The series is curated for the Walker by Philip Bither. He talked to KFAI’s Ryan Dawes, who asked Bither to name some of the highlights.

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Junko Himawari (“Himawari” means “sunflower” in Japanese) was diagnosed with breast cancer last year May (spread to axillary lymph nodes, grade: 2, HER2: positive, stage: IIB to IIIa)
She decided to heal cancer with natural remedies such as diet therapy, changing life style, Chinese herbs, spa therapy, and Spring Forest qigong.
Junk realized that purpose, love and mission, no fear were the emotional stances she needed to take to heal emotionally and physically.
Junko shares her amazing journey on Health Notes – it is a journey of love, inspiration and wonder. Junko’s motto is: Laughter and sense of humor. Do not be stuck in one place, but move on.

Natural Healing of Breast Cancer Junko Himawari May 12th

Junko Himawari (“Himawari” means “sunflower” in Japanese) was diagnosed with breast cancer last year May (spread to axillary lymph nodes, grade: 2, HER2: positive, stage: IIB to IIIa)
She decided to heal cancer with natural remedies such as diet therapy, changing life style, Chinese herbs, spa therapy, and Spring Forest qigong.
Junk realized that purpose, love and mission, no fear were the emotional stances she needed to take to heal emotionally and physically.
Junko shares her amazing journey on Health Notes - it is a journey of love, inspiration and wonder. Junko's motto is: Laughter and sense of humor. Do not be stuck in one place, but move on.

Alternative sources of energy have been advancing in fits and starts over the past few decades. Wind power has grown in Minnesota but recently solar power has gained some momentum.
Sharon Chen has a report

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KFAI is proud to be the media sponsor of the return of SLINT to the Twin Cities at Mill City Nights on Sunday, May 11th.

Actress health advocate Mars offers a detoxifying cleanse that combines a vegan diet with yoga poses and philosophy, journaling, affirmations and mantras, as well as other elements intended to promote rejuvenation of body, mind, and spirit. Mars, who has created her own hybrid yoga style called ra yoKa which combines traditional yoga poses with breath centered flow, explosive martial arts movements, and core strength takes readers through a 21-day cleanse to rest, restore, and reset. In three main sections (organized week by week), the author provides daily suggestions for a morning Dawn Glow Tonic, breakfast, yoga pose of the day, lunch, self TLC (read an inspiring passage, practice conscious breathing), dinner, Get Your Glow ON (dance or listen to music), and an evening Dusk Flow Tonic. Though the plan favors raw foods, Mars provides suggestions for beginner, intermediate, and advanced vegans and a variety of healthful recipes 75 in all. She also suggests beauty tips and techniques, such as a weekly Self-Care Day that includes a facial, colonic, yoga class, or relaxing bath.

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The 40th annual May Day Parade and Festival in South Minneapolis brought together crowds of celebrants and spectators under a partly sunny sky. KFAI was there with a live broadcast from Cedar Field as the parade formed up. Hosts Yvette Howie and Dave Roberts, along with reporters Dylan Peers McCoy and Jumondeh Tweh talked with May Day stalwarts and newcomers alike. Here are some of the voices and sounds from our coverage.

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