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  • The International Winter Bike To Work Day is a friendly contest to encourage people to ride their bikes to work or school. At this month’s International Winter Biking Congress, which was held in the Twin Cities, the benefits of winter biking were promoted to an audience that was already set to hear the message. But International Winter Bike to Work Day seeks to involve people who have never considered going anywhere on two wheels between December and May.

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  • The Winter Cycling Congress 2016 is being held this week in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. This is a three-day professional development event uniting an international group of people with a shared vision of increasing bicycling and walking among people of all ages and abilities through the winter. KFAI’s Rico Morales visited a group of organizers for this event.

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  • George Bonga was a singular character in Minnesota history: a black and Ojibwe fur trader in the 1800s, Bonga navigated Native and European channels in frontier Minnesota. Playwright Carlyle Brown spoke with Xan Holston on the Monday Morning Blend about his play "Geroge Bonga: Black Voyageur" which opens Friday February 5 at the History Theatre in St. Paul. More information here.

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  • KFAI's CD & Record Sale takes place this Saturday, January 23rd at the Eagles Club in Minneapolis.  This is the perfect opportunity to add to your music collection and support community radio.

  • Minneapolis is home to a number of organizations that focus their work on promoting racial equity in the city. Recently, they combined their efforts under the name “OUR MINNEAPOLIS” to announce their intention to issue “report cards”. These regular reports are intended to evaluate the city, the schools and the parks district on the topic of racial equity.  KFAI's Rico Morales has a report. 

     

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  • In front of a standing room only crowd, the Minneapolis School Board met on the evening of January 12th in North Minneapolis and voted to end its negotiations with Sergio Paez to be the district’s next Superintendent.

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  • St. Thomas University law professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is a tireless advocate for social justice.  She plays a leadership role in Black Lives Matter – Minneapolis, and last spring members of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP selected Levy-Pounds to be the organization's President.  Since then she has been front-and-center in Minnesota's ongoing conversation about racial disparities in economics, employment, education and law enforcement.  

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  • Do you like science? Do you like beer? Wish you could mix them safely? Then you might want to check out Café Scientifique, a monthly series of happy hour talks about scientific research and theories presented by the Bell Museum of Natural History at the Bryant Lake Bowl.

     

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  • Efforts to craft a global accord to combat climate change have stumbled with the U.N. COP 21 summit now extended by a day to overcome stubborn divisions.

    Minnesotans and Minnesota-based organizations are among the participants and observers in Paris.

     

    Janet Brown, of Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, spoke with KFAI's Rico Morales on the Friday Morning Blend.

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