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Noticing

Noticing

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Marcia Hyatt is a leadership and life coach who provides a weekly feature on WTIP's North Shore Weekend titled "The Best of Ourselves," which explores how we can be resilient and creative in these turbulent times.

From a Play-dough Party to Lord of the Rings Jeopardy!

From a Play-dough Party to Lord of the Rings Jeopardy!

The Campbell Public Library of East Grand Forks has scheduled numerous family and cultural events in the coming weeks. Among them a Play-dough experience for patrons and live “Lord of the Rings Jeopardy.” Campbell Director Charlotte Helgeson shares the details!

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Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships Now Available to MN College-Bound Students!

Thousands of Dollars in Scholarships Now Available to MN College-Bound Students!

Dr. Devinder Malhotra, Chancellor of Minnesota State, has announced the availability of new workforce development scholarships. These scholarships were made possible by a $7 million dollar appropriation from the Minnesota Legislature for students pursuing careers within advanced manufacturing, agriculture, health care services, information technology, early childhood education and transportation.

During a recent stop at Northland Community & Technical College campuses in East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, MN, Dr. Malhotra shared details of the new scholarship opportunities.

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Wrestlers Body Slam Domestic Violence

Wrestlers Body Slam Domestic Violence

The Midwest All-Star Wrestling League recently invited wrestlers from across the country to compete in Minnesota. Behind all the trash-talking and body-slamming, the wrestlers shared a common goal: raise money for Native women who are victims of abuse. KFAI’s Joey Peters and Matthew Schneeman were there and filed this report.

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Fire Mama, Doom Props, And A Monster Named Fred

Fire Mama, Doom Props, And A Monster Named Fred

She spits fire. She spins fire. Amy Bloss is Fire Mama. She performs and teaches a variety of fire performance arts and safety. She is the Director of the Minneapolis Fire Collective. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel shares this audio portrait.

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The Roots of Gay Liberation in Minnesota

The Roots of Gay Liberation in Minnesota

F.R.E.E. was Minnesota’s first queer organization. It stands for “Fight Repression of Erotic Expression.” The group began on May 18, 1969 when Koreen Phelps and Stephen Ihrig started a community class at the Coffeehouse Extempore on the West Bank in Minneapolis, entitled “The Homosexual Revolution”. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel speaks with LGBTQ historian Noah Barth about F.R.E.E. and the lives of these activists.

(Archival audio credits: Koreen Phelps interview, 1993, excerpts courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society; Stephen Ihrig interview, 2018, excerpts courtesy of Noah Barth)

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Nuns in Drag, Joy Promulgated

Nuns in Drag, Joy Promulgated

Forget silent auctions, chocolate bars and meat raffles. Fundraising is more fun with nuns. Make that nuns dressed in drag. Dancing, joking, singing and cajoling until you part ways with your money for a good cause. KFAI’s Matthew Schneeman shares a story of a local chapter of rowdy nuns here in Minnesota.

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From Vacant Lot To Skate-able Park

From Vacant Lot To Skate-able Park

On a busy street corner in North Minneapolis, there once stood a fenced-off, vacant lot. It was the site of a building Juxtaposition Arts had to tear down. While they worked to fund a new building, they weren’t about to let that space go to waste. What stands there now is a community gathering spot complete with some very cool artwork—and teenagers were a key part of the design process. Producer Emily Bright has the story.

Photo: Bird Coulter (arms spread) with architect/instructor Samuel Babatunde Ero-Phillips (left), Qadiym Washington (middle), and Juxta director Kristin Murray (right).

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Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Stay Human goes to summer camp this Sunday, live call-in radio show 5 – 6 pm with co-host Gail Ann Otteson. Call us during the broadcast to share your summer camp story on the air, or tell us your best/ worst summer camp memory right here and we’ll talk about it on the radio…

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Pamela McNeill’s Contemporary Country Songs Reflect Experience

Pamela McNeill’s Contemporary Country Songs Reflect Experience

Pamela McNeill is Contemporary singer and songwriter who sings and plays modern country music. When Pamela got together with Phil Nusbaum, the talk turned to Pamela’s songwriting.

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Motionpoems: Films of Pure Poetry

Motionpoems: Films of Pure Poetry

Mike Olson is a Minneapolis based composer who loves creating and performing music with vintage analogue electronic instruments. His fragment-based compositions are created with musical gestures and textures that are recorded, edited and then recombined into a finished piece. KFAI’s Dixie Treichel produced this story

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