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  • Police policy, state budget audits, and what happens to our trash after the big trucks snatch it from our alleys: these are just a few of the topics that Tane Danger and Brandon Boat––co-founders of the Theater of Public Policy––are exploring in the Theater's new season. Their first guest is Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau, who will talk about community relations, policing policy, and McGruff the Crime Dog. The results of their conversation will be turned into improvosational theater gold. And there may even been singing…

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    Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor as they talk with Joy Rivera, Seneka Nation Haudenosaunee, Snipe Clan. She is the Community Education Specialist for the American Indian Cancer Foundation in Minneapolis. The Foundation has a new program called Refer-A-Relative, which she will describe and she has new information about  Colon Cancer Month which begins in March. 
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  • Local singer-songwriter Mayyadda had a moment when she knew she had to give music a shot. Coming out of her senior year, she knew that her immigrant mother had done everything she could to get her ahead in life. But as she watched school friends go off to jobs in finance, she knew it wasn't what her soul needed. So, she started recording—and we're better off for it.

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  • When people fled Somalia during the civil war that started more than 25 years ago, art was something they had to leave behind.  But the artists fled with everyone else, and those artists continued to create in their new lands.

    One of those artists lives here in Minnesota – his name is Hassan Noor.  

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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock, Roy Taylor  and John Kane (Mohawk) on Wednesday February 15, 2017 for a lively discussion of politics and updates on what is happening with the pipeline and the water protectors. John hosts two weekly radio shows. "Let's Talk Native…with John Kane" – now in its seventh year – streams online at 
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  • Join Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor on Wednesday at 9 am  as they talk with Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota and the bands of Mnicoujou/Itazipco and Oglala) about his work and his new book, Butterfly Against the Wind, which was published in 2016 and made possible by an initial grant from the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. He co-authored the book with the stunning artwork of internationally renowned contemporary artist Jadina Lilien.Tiokasin is Host and Executive Producer of “First Voices Radio, a live one-hour weekly radio program t
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  • The Concourse King of MSP from nancy rosenbaum on Vimeo.

    Hear Nancy Rosenbaum's complete KFAI story below.

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  • Robin Hickman is not a child, but she plays with dolls as an important part of her life's work.  

    A new exhibition at The Urban Research & Outreach Engagement Center uses stories and photographs to explain what Hickman sees in this sophisticated "play".  

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  • On Friday afternoons during the month of February, KFAI will test a new program proposal that's intended to foster a deeper understanding of the Somali community in Minneapolis.

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