We still have about three months to wait for the next Battle of the Jug Bands, an annual contest that warms up parts of Minneapolis each February, not far from our KFAI world headquarters. On Friday, October 23, you can watch a documentary film about this year's championship.

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Mackenzie Jensen was on his way to work on a Friday afternoon last August when he fell victim to a random act of violence.  

A passenger in a white Bronco threw a chunk of cinder block at Jensen, hitting him in the face and causing multiple fractures. Recently, a group of family and friends joined in a ride of support through south Minneapolis.

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Preserving the anonymity of confidential sources is one of an investigative journalist’s most important jobs and the foundation upon which concerned citizens and whistleblowers are willing and able to share information.

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What does it mean to re-inhabit the Mississippi Watershed? A church in Northeast Minneapolis will be wrestling with this question October 9th and 10th when it hosts a conference featuring Christian bible scholars and environmental activists. Jin Kim is a pastor at the Church of All Nations, and Ched Myers is a writer and theologian who will speak at the conference.

On Sunday, October 11th, three of KFAI’s finest will be honored at Wilebski’s Blues Saloon as Jacquie Maddix, Harold Tremblay and Joel Johnson are inducted into the Minnesota Blues Hall of Fame.

The celebration takes place at 1pm on Sunday, October 11, at Wilebski’s (1638 Rice Street, St. Paul) 

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The call-in part of KFAI's Fall Membership Drive ended with a rousing  listener response to our late Friday evening shows Jet Set Planet and  Crap From The Past.  

 

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Wednesday, September 30, Indeed Brewing Company will host another edition of "Indeed We Can," a series of charitable drinking events benefiting local organizations, as selected by brewery employees.  Proceeds from this week's event will go to the Bicycle Alliance of MN.  Dorian Grilley, Executive Director of The Bicycle Alliance of MN spoke with KFAI's Ryan Dawes on the Tuesday Morning Blend about bike-friendly infrastructure and laws, winter biking survival gear, and bicyle safety.  

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.
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We have a few art museums here in Minneapolis, but one of the most unique is The Museum of Russian Art – it’s the only museum of its kind in North America. A new exhibit opens Saturday the 26th – it’s “Faces of War: Russia in World War I (1914-1918).” Vladimir Von Tsurikov is the museum’s director, and he joined Paul Brohaugh to talk about this on the Thursday Morning Blend.