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.

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

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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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The Minneapolis Bicycle Coalition and more than 50 partner organizations have organized a week of events to celebrate the city’s bicycle culture. Lots of volunteers are involved in pulling this off – Amy Brugh is one of them and she visited KFAI to speak with Xan Holston.

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Internationally known activist and citizen journalist Qusai Zakarya is visiting Minnesota this week. Zakarya is known for his reporting from inside Syria and for surviving death threats and the August 2013 chemical weapons attack that killed approximately thirteen hundred people. He received worldwide support during a 33-day hunger strike to call attention to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s starvation strategy against cities dominated by government opponents. Qusai Zakarya talked with KFAI’s Rico Morales.

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Tune in to Pam Without Boundaries Monday, May 5th, at 10:30am for an interview with Tina Schlieske as she gets ready to come back to the Twin Cities to celebrate the release of her first album with the B-Sides since 1999.

Schlieske has been a favorite singer and musician of her home town area since she put the B-Side Movement together in the late ‘80s earning their stripes all over Twin Cities’ clubs. Schlieske grew up in Apple Valley soaking up music in all kinds of genres. You can hear these pop up in her gospel-tinged power vocals, her countrified rock songs and her bluesy-rootsy numbers that can bring the house down. It seems like she knew from very early on that she had music in her to share with the world—she started playing venues before she was old enough to be a patron. Pam will talk with her about her new album with the B-Sides, as well as her CD release party at First Avenue Saturday, May 10th.

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Each week, KFAI’s Cinema Shanty considers a current film that will screen in the Twin Cities. Join Peter Schilling and Kathie Smith as they discuss the most engaging and provocative cinema being produced today.

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Tonight at Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis, KFAI’s Jackson Buck will welcome the Brass Kings to the Freewheelin’ First Friday Series.
Doors open at 6pm and the music begins at 7.
Steve Kaul and the Brass Kings play old-time instruments with a modern sensibility and a wide-ranging musical curiosity. The group stopped by KFAI this week to talk with Jackson Buck about their unique sound and how the members of the band inspire each other.

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