Arts & Culture

Third Home from Burma: Minnesota’s Karen Community
Produced by Marisa Helms
The fastest-growing refugee community in Minnesota over the past few years is a population from Southeast Asia most Minnesotans have never heard of—the Karen (pronounced Kuh-RENN). The nearly 7,000 Karen living here, mostly on the east side of St. Paul, have kept a low profile since they first started arriving in 2000. Their journey to Minnesota has been long and difficult. The Karen are an oppressed ethnic minority from Burma, the country also known as Myanmar, and for more than 60 years, innocent Karen men, women and children have become displaced by violence and civil war. Like many refugees who come to Minnesota, the Karen are here because they want to be safe and free from persecution. Most importantly, they want to give their children a better life and a good education. As producer Marisa Helms reports in this MinneCulture audio documentary, the story of the Karen is about resilience and the survival of a community and culture. Here in Minnesota, the Karen have found refuge, and finally, hope for the future.

Wheat Belly Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health

Health Notes talked with renowned cardiologist, Dr. William Davis about how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.

Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch.

After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain their health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic.

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Invasive Species – by Robert Parsons. Serious happenings with an invasive species, which they think is Zebra muscles… but they’re 4 feet long. Not what was expected.
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Gulliver’s WayWHA Radio in Wisconsin made this program in about 1970. Part 1 tonight, with the conclusion next week.

THE COUNTDOWN w/ Young Marciano
Talking with athlete’s doctors & other sponsors about autism.

We had the Director and 4 cast members of The Tiger Among Us come on to talk about theater and the play they are all working on. Mu Performing Arts Presents, “The Tiger Among Us” by Lauren Yee at Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis January 25 – February 10, 2013.

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