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  • A new leader of housing programs for Minneapolis’ Community Planning and Economic Development agency has been at the post since February 12th. Andrea Brennan will oversee funding for housing projects and guide development strategies. As the city’s leader of housing policy and development, Brennan will guide efforts to increase homeownership rates and soothe the effects of the foreclosure crisis and other disparities.

  • There is a traveling art show exhibition in Minneapolis made of both prints and original works of art that highlights Honor the Earth’s 31 years of Indigenous outreach and community resistance. In correspondence with the art and activism theme, this exhibit seeks to also include paintings

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  • On Thursday night, February 26th, KFAI presented a live broadcast of The Campbell Brothers from the Walker Art Center to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme.” This work is considered to be among the greatest created by Coltrane, a much-honored innovator in American jazz. The Campbell Brothers have developed a unique steel guitar-driven sound called “sacred steel,’ combining gospel music with electric steel guitars.

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  • Nanci Olesen is the director of the Mayflower Early Childhood Center in South Minneapolis, a Montessori preschool program for children 16 months to 6 years old. She stops by the Morning Blend regularly to talk about family and parenting issues. This week Nanci speaks with KFAI's Ryan Dawes about how to escape the frosty Upper Midwest during the winter months to enjoy a family vacation – without breaking the bank.

  • No one knows a neighborhood better than the people who live there.  So why not let them decide what businesses set up shop there?  Hoodstarter is a local tech start-up that aggregates community wishlists comprised of specific types of businesses.  So far, suggestions have included everything from "cat cafes" to a neo-soul bar.  Residents can also suggest vacant commercial spaces and get involved in any crowdfunding neccessary to help their idea to take root.  Hoodstarter Co-founder Justin Ley tells KFAI's Ryan Dawes that these ideas help entrepreneurs and real-esta

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  • Join Melinda J on Saturday, February 28th from 6-9 a.m. as A Great Blend of Watercolors celebrates Black History Month with a "Motown Musical Journey." Start your weekend off with A Great Blend of Watercolors, every Saturday from 6-9 a.m. — only on KFAI Fresh Air Radio. See you then!

  • Tuesday night, February 24th, at the Carlson Family Stage at Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, the eleven artists of THE NILE PROJECT will make music that combines the diverse instruments, languages and traditions from countries that surround the Africa’s Nile River.  

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  • 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

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  • The Nonviolent Peaceforce organization acts as unarmed civilian peacekeepers to reduce violence and protect civilians in situations of conflict worldwide. Mel Duncan is co-founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce and last year he was the recipient of the 2014 Honorary Award from the Hawkinson Foundation. Mel came in to KFAI to speak with Truth To Tell’s Tom O'Connell about this organization.

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