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  • Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson says the people arrested at the “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America on Saturday will be prosecuted.

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  • Recently, a group of lawyers and community service organizations gathered at Waite House in South Minneapolis to discuss President Obama’s new Executive Orders regarding immigration reform. Many of the attendees had questions about permanent residency in the United States, and one important message of the meeting was a word of caution.

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  • For centuries, chia seeds were revered by both the Maya and Aztecs for their amazing energy and natural healing powers. Today, it’s no wonder that chia is one of the hottest superfoods around: Gram for gram, it has 70 percent more protein than soybeans, 25 percent more fiber than flaxseed, 30 percent more antioxidants than blueberries, 600 percent more calcium than milk, and is the richest known source of plant-based Omega-3s. Reaping the nutritional benefits of chia can be as simple as mixing a tablespoon into a smoothie or tossing it on a salad—but that is just the beginning!

    In Chia Vitality, Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman shows how integrating chia into your diet can boost your stamina, help you lose weight, and feel more alive than ever before. Informed by research as well as Hoffman’s personal experience this program offers a 30-day integrative approach to well-being with this little superseed at its center.

    This is what the plan offers:

    *A flexible meal plan packed with flavorful whole foods and easy, delicious recipes to help you fuel your body, mind and soul

    *A simple yoga routine to build strength and flexibility

    *A meditation course that will awaken and renew spiritual energy with just minutes a day

    *A strategy for engaging more deeply in the world around you

    Over the course of 30 days, Chia Vitality will help you do more than feed your body with the bountiful nutrients of chia: It will set you on a course for a more energetic, engaged existence. Whether you are looking for an alternative approach to better health or want to boost your energy levels, let chia be your gateway to a vitality filled life.

  • Organizers of a planned Saturday protest at the Mall of America — part of the national Black Lives Matter movement — say they were visited by a courier acting on behalf of mall management last Friday, and again by City of Bloomington Police on Tuesday, in an attempt to stop their event from happening.

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  • In February 2013, when 25-year-old championship-winning soccer player Robbie Rogers came out as gay via a letter that he posted online, he made sports history. After having kept his sexuality a secret for 25 years, he became the first openly gay man to compete in a major North American professional sports league. In “Coming Out to Play”, Robbie takes readers on his incredible journey from terrified teenager to a trailblazing out and proud professional soccer player for the LA Galaxy, who has embraced his new identity as a role model and champion for those still struggling with the secrets that keep them from living their dreams.

    Join Dixie Treichel & John Townsend on Fresh Fruit Dec 18, 2014 at 7pm with guests: Robbie Rogers, Joan Vorderbruggen, Anthony Ceballos, Adrian Balbontin, Plus 2014 new music releases by Nhojj, Beverly McClellan, k anderson and more.

  • Native American rapper Tall Paul was born in Minneapolis and grew up listening to all varieties of hip hop.

    For the past five years he’s been recording and performing live music at various venues, finding ways to express his culture by way of an unexpected art form.

    Tall Paul was recently featured on the KFAI program Versed Radio. Versed Radio is a program presented online by KFAI on alternate Thursdays. For the latest episode, click here.

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  • “Grief is surrounding my Holidays” and I ask, “What do I do now?”
    Sadness feels sadder and loneliness goes deeper. The need for support may be the greatest during the holidays. Pretending you don’t hurt or it is not a harder time of year is just not the truth of you. The truth is, time does heal. Time simply arranges us in the direction of our healing journey. You can and will get through the holidays. Rather than avoiding the feelings of grief, lean into them… It’s not the grief you want to avoid, it’s the pain. Am I right? Grief is the way out of the pain. There are a number of ways to incorporate your loved one and your loss into the holidays. Tune in for ways to cope, and trust what shows up for you and BE with that.

    Spiritual Care Advisor and Grief Support Specialist for Hospice Advantage will be sharing her wisdom on this important subject.

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

  • Blaine resident Kimberly Brown is using her musical talents to celebrate the holiday season and support the American Heart Association at the same time. Home for the Holidays with Kimberly Brown is an annual holiday concert featuring Brown and her holiday band. This year's concert will feature traditional and original songs, and the debut her first Christmas CD.

    Kimberly Brown spoke with KFAI's Rico Morales on The Morning Blend.

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  • Sherisah Ngo talks with The Lennie Chism Show about the latest Nielson Black shopper predictions "Savior of the 2014" holiday season.

    The Black consumer according to the Nielsen report will drive holiday retail.

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