Culture & Community News

  • KFAI’s annual 24 hours of International Women’s Day programming provides a unique opportunity for women’s and girls’ voices and issues to be heard on the airwaves. All of the shows broadcast on Monday, March 9 are produced and hosted by women and girls from the Twin Cities. KFAI has been celebrating International Women’s Day since 1989! To check out the schedule, featuring 27 programs hosted by 40+ Twin Cities women and girls, click on the link “read more” immediately below.

  • Over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat every day. As a result, over 100 million experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes to high blood sugar to unattractive stomach bulges preventative 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.

  • Sugar Blues

    It’s a prime ingredient in countless substances from cereal to soup, from cola to coffee. Consumed at the rate of one hundred pounds for every American every year, it’s as addictive as nicotine — and as poisonous. It’s sugar. And “Sugar Blues”, inspired by the crusade of Hollywood legend Gloria Swanson, is the classic, bestselling expose that unmasks our generation’s greatest medical killer and shows how a revitalizing, sugar-free diet can not only change lives, but quite possibly save them.

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

  • Health Notes will celebrate African History Month by talking with teacher, mentor and founder of WE WIN Institute, Titilayo Bediako. Titilayo was born and raised in Minnesota, and is the daughter of civil rights leader Matthew Little. She is instrumental in using African and African American history to African American youth through WE WIN Institute (a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic and social success of all children).

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

  • Discover a demystified and easy approach to being present—anytime and anywhere—with this step-by-step guide to making your life more centered and mindful. Once you integrate mindfulness into your existing lifestyle, you’ll become illuminated by a sense of calm, focus, and contentment that brings joy not only to you, but also to those whose lives you touch. The Mindfulness Habit helps you understand the value of living in the moment and offers many techniques for finding mindfulness opportunities. Explore a variety of topics related to meditation and habit formation, as well as extensive exercises to practice each week. No matter how busy your schedule is, you can find a place to calm the body and quiet the mind.

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

  • Higher Brain Living is a proven, gentle-touch technique that creates a surge of energy to the pre-frontal cortex, also known as the higher brain.
    The higher brain is the area responsible for the experience of joy, insight, problem-solving, clarity and confidence.

    Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • In anticipation of Black History Month and celebrating the Centennial of 

  • The Work of Byron Katie is a way of identifying and questioning the thoughts that cause all the anger, fear, depression, addiction, and violence in the world. Experience the happiness of undoing those thoughts through The Work, and allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature. Kinshasha and Katie will explore the work as it relates to social justice in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday

    Health Notes airs Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • In Entering the Healing Ground, author and soul activist Francis Weller, offers a new vision of grief and sorrow. He reveals the hidden vitality in grief, uncovered when the heart welcomes the sorrows of our life and those of the world. When the deeper rhythms of grief are allowed to emerge, we become aware of the intimate connection we share with all things. We are ripened in times of loss, made more human by the rites of grief. Through story, poetry and insightful reflections.

    Health Notes airs on Mondays – 6:30-7:30PM


    Feeling stressed out, sick, or anxious? Not sure what your next move should be-or why your thinking is so cloudy? Time to get out of your head and into your body, that brilliant vehicle that is communicating with you all the time. Your body not only knows what you truly want; it can help you handle any situation you find yourself in. Unfortunately, most of us never learned how to read our body’s clues—and as a result, we go through life disconnected from our true desires, acting instead in accordance with what the world wants from us. This book shows you how to stop overthinking every decision and start living a life in which happiness and fulfillment are the natural byproducts of being true to yourself. This step-by-step guide shows you how to unlock your body’s natural intelligence, free your mind of negative thoughts, and map your path to greater satisfaction. You’ll learn how your body can help you:

    Erase self-doubt
    Expand your awareness
    Make better decisions
    Improve your relationships
    Find your passion and purpose
    Boost your health and well-being

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